Srinagar: Amid fresh snowfall in the Valley, the weatherman on Thursday predicted snow and rains till January 13. Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad told KNO that there is possibility of snowfall as well as rains across the Valley from Thursday evening.
He said that the Kashmir including plains as well as higher reaches would receive moderate snowfall on January 12 saying that on Jan 10 evening to Jan 11, there is possibility of light snowfall across the Valley.
Dr Mukhtar said that the weather across the Valley would start improving from Jan 13 (Sunday). It would be the second snowfall in the month of January following the two month-long dry spell across the Valley from November.
The fresh snowfall on Jan 03 brought life to standstill in the Valley as all the major roads remained closed for the traffic while as the air traffic was also suspended for more than 24 hours here.
As the MeT has predicted fresh snowfall, the divisional administration has claimed to have taken adequate measure to tackle the situation that will rise in the aftermath of snowfall.
Several meetings at divisional as well as district levels were held from last three days in which the officials were directed to gear up for the fresh snow spell across the Valley and ensure basic amenities to the people.(KNO)