While Jammu and Kashmir continues to record a rise in maximum temperatures, the weatherman here has predicted a three-day wet spell from February 18, saying that higher reaches in Southern district would likely receive moderate to heavy snowfall.

Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the weather would remain mostly dry till February 17 while the day temperature is expected to rise further in coming days.

He added that a three-day wet spell is expected from February 18 during which the light to moderate snowfall is expected. “There is a forecast of light to moderate snowfall in higher reaches while plains are expected to witness light rains or snow,” he said.

“The higher reaches of south Kashmir parts would likely receive moderate to heavy snowfall during the period,” he said.

The MeT Director further said that the maximum temperature has risen in most parts of J&K and it is expected to go up by a few more degrees in the coming days.

Moreover, the parts of Kashmir have continued to record sub-zero temperatures.