he weather department on Tuesday predicted heavy snow and rainfall in higher as a well as in plain reaches of Jammu and Kashmir for two days from Dec 27.
The department in its latest weather forecast issued said, “A spell of light to moderate snowfall at widespread places is likely during December 26 and 27. The wet spell will start from December 26 night and continue till December 27 night.”
It further said that except for light to moderate snowfall on mountains of Kashmir and Kargil on Tuesday, “weather is likely to remain dry and cold till December 26 forenoon”.
Meanwhile, the harshest 40-day winter period in Kashmir, known as Chillai Kalan, began Monday and will last through the end of January.