Srinagar, Mar 7: The Jammu and Kashmir metrological department on Saturday predicted heavy rains and snowfall in Kashmir Valley on March 8 (Sunday).
An official from the MeT department told Kashmir News Trust that there would be widespread rains and thunderstorm throughout the day. He said higher reaches may witnesses a spell of heavy snow as well. “On Sunday, there are chances of heavy rains in plains and snow on upper reaches,” the official said.
The official said that a fresh Western Disturbance is approaching western Himalayas. This will bring along heavy rains and snowfall over the hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
From past couple of days, Kashmir witnessed scattered rains, engulfing the valley under cold waves. This morning, the drizzle started again. The famous tourist destinations including Gulmarg, Sonamarg and other high mountain areas have received 2-3 inches of snow.