BY MOHD MAJID MALIK ,DODA,DEC 13—As whole Chenab valley shivers due to the ongoing cold wave, the Metrological Department today predicted moderate to heavy snowfall in the Doda district for next one week from Thursday.“As a result of Western disturbances, the entire Chenab valley is likely to receive snowfall in coming week.
The snowfall might intensify on 13th and 14th of December. The plains will receive light snowfall or rain while the higher places would receive moderate to heavy snowfall,” said an official at MeT department. “This year, the temperatures have shown a considerable fluctuation from normal while the weather remained cold and dry for the most part.”Sky in the Bhaderwah ,Doda ,Bhalessa and Ramban today remained masked with clouds, with most areas reeling under intense cold wave and dry conditions.This year the erst while Doda district has experienced intense cold wave with both minimum and maximum temperatures deviating from normal, and night temperatures remaining sub-zero.
The weather office has said that there would be no respite from the present cold wave conditions.Most of the lakes and water bodies in the Bhaderwah and Bhalessa , including the famous Sonbhai Lake were frozen at the margins this morning.