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Snowfall Alert in Kashmir, Check Confirmed Prediction by MeT Deptt

Srinagar, Feb 28 (WD): Forecast Overview; Expect widespread moderate rain/snow across most areas of Jammu and Kashmir until the afternoon of March 3rd.

The peak activity is anticipated from the night of March 1st to the night of March 2nd.

Heavy to very heavy snowfall is likely, especially in higher reaches of North Kashmir, Central & South Kashmir, and the Pirpanjal range of Jammu Division.

Thunder, lightning, hailstorms, and gusty winds may occur during March 1st and 2nd.

    Advisory:Due to the heavy to very heavy snowfall in middle and higher reaches, travelers and tourists are urged to plan accordingly and adhere to advisories from local administration and traffic police.

    Residents in hilly areas should avoid venturing into avalanche-prone and steep regions, following avalanche warnings and advisories.

    There’s a risk of landslides, mudslides, and shooting stones in some areas.

    Farmers are advised to refrain from irrigation and other farm operations during the first week of March.

      Meteorological Center’s Message: The Meteorological Center stresses vigilance and preparedness among residents and travelers, emphasizing the need to heed official warnings and take necessary precautions.

      Stay tuned to local weather updates and advisories for real-time information on changing weather conditions.

      Community cooperation is essential in ensuring safety and minimizing the impact of adverse weather events.

        Emergency Preparedness: Local authorities are urged to be on standby for any emergency response requirements, including road clearance, rescue operations, and providing assistance to affected communities.

        Emergency shelters and relief supplies should be prepared in advance to address any immediate needs arising from the weather situation.

          Post-Event Assessment: Once the weather event subsides, authorities will conduct assessments to evaluate the extent of damage, particularly in terms of infrastructure, agriculture, and livelihoods.

          Rehabilitation efforts will be coordinated to support affected communities in recovering from any adverse impacts and rebuilding resilience against future weather-related challenges.(Wattan Daily)

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