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J&K set for another wet spell

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Srinagar: While the weather remained mostly cloudy on Monday, the weatherman here has predicted a wet spell from tomorrow, saying that heavy to very heavy snowfall is expected in the middle and higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir from March 01 to March 03.

Director Meteorological Department, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that there is a possibility of light rain and snow at scattered places from tonight to the 27th forenoon.

On February 28, the weather is expected to remain partly cloudy with light snow over isolated higher reaches while on February 29 amidst the partly to generally cloudy weather, there is a possibility of light rain and snow at scattered places.

However, he said there is a possibility of moderate rain and snow at most places with heavy to very heavy rain and snow at a few middle and higher reaches between March 1st late evening to March 03 afternoon.

A few places may experience thunders, lightning, hailstorms accompanied by gusty winds between March 01 & 02.

The weatherman also issued an advisory in the wake of the upcoming wet spell, saying that in view of heavy to very heavy snowfall over a few middle and higher reaches, travellers and tourists are advised to plan accordingly and follow traffic police advisory. (With inputs from KNO)

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