Srinagar: Kashmir Valley residents have been warned of heavy to very heavy snowfall at many places in the Valley on February 5-6 with the local weather office on Friday issuing an adverse weather advisory.

Sonam Lotus, director of the regional meteorological office, told reporters that the weather is likely to become cloudy from Saturday evening onwards."Heavy to very heavy snowfall is likely to occur at many places in the Valley on February 5 and February especially in the Pir Panjal Mountain range. This is likely to  disrupt road and air traffic during the period," he said.

Lotus said the western disturbance - storms in the Mediterranean Sea resulting in sudden rain/snowfall in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh would affect weather in the Valley from the evening of February 3 and remain active till February 7.Rabi crops in the region depend heavily on the western disturbances.

(Agencies)

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