Weatherman predicts season’s first ‘major wet spell’ from Dec 11 to 15
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Jammu and Kashmir will receive moderate to heavy rain and snowfall next week due to a fresh Western Disturbance, the weatherman said Wednesday.

This will be the season’s first ‘major wet spell,’ Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said in a statement.

A fresh Western Disturbance is most likely to affect the state of J&K from 11 to 15 December with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea, Lotus said.

“The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall/snowfall) is likely to occur during 12-13th December and gradual decrease thereafter. This will be the first ‘major wet spell’ during the current season for J&K.”

The rain and snowfall may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation like Srinagar-Leh, Srinagar-Jammu, and Mughal Road etc.

It will bring relief to farmers, especially who have sown Rabi crops in plains of Kashmir and Jammu region and overall improvement in soil moisture, Lotus said.

Hence farmers are advised not to irrigate the fields this week, he  said.

Lotus issued a general warning for the state, saying higher reaches of Kashmir, Ladakh & Hilly area of Jammu most likely to receive moderate to Heavy snowfall during this period.

“There will be significant fall in day temperature and slight rise in night temperature,” he said.

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