Srinagar, Jan 15 : Director MeT Dr Mukhtar today said that it is not the first time Kashmir has witnessed a dry winter. He said in 2014 and 2015 and even in 2017prolonged dry spell swept across Kashmir Valley.
He said there is a possibility of light snowfall between 16 and 17 January in far-off areas of Central Kashmir and North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
“There are indications that between 20 and 21 January weather may turn cloudy and there will be a light snowfall in hilly areas. However, weather may change 24 January onwards and Kashmir Valley may witness a snowfall,” Dr Mukhtar said.
Pertinently, most plains in Kashmir Valley have not received any snow while the upper reaches saw less than usual snowfall this season. [KNT]