Another snowy spell in Kashmir starting today

KO archive photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- The meteorological service on Tuesday predicted more rain and snowfall in the Kashmir Valley from Wednesday, likely to disrupt traffic along major highways, in addition to causing a sharp drop in daytime temperatures.

“Partly cloudy weather is expected today and light to moderate rain/snowfall (on higher stretches) is expected in many locations from November 9 evening to 11 am,” an official said Tuesday. of the meteorological service.

However, he said, there was no major rain/snow forecast during the period.

From Nov. 12 to 16, he said, the weather should be “fair to partly cloudy.”

Regarding likely impacts, he said, snowfall and low temperatures could lead to temporary disruption of surface transportation, mainly on Zojila, Jammu-Srinagar highway, Leh-Manali highway November 10 and 11.

“Before embarking on the journey, people are advised to check the road conditions with the traffic police to avoid inconvenience,” the MeT official said, adding, “Travellers are advised high passes to carry enough food, warm shoes, clothes, etc. with them as road conditions remain uncertain in bad weather.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded a low of 4.3C from 4.2C the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for the summer capital at this time of year.

Qazigund recorded a low of 5.0°C from 5.4°C the previous night, while in Pahalgam the mercury settled at minus 1.6°C from 1.6°C the previous night and it was 0.5°C lower than normal for the southern Kashmir resort. , he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 4.1°C from 4.6°C the night before and it was 1.4°C above normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.6C from minus 4.5C the previous night and it was 2.8C below normal for the world famous ski resort in Baramulla District, Australia northern Kashmir.

In the town of Kupwara, the mercury settled at 28C from 2.3C the previous night, the official said. It was 1.5C above normal for northern Kashmir, he said.

Regarding rainfall in the past 24 hours till 08:30, the official said that Srinagar received 1.9mm of rain, Qazigund 24.6mm, Pahalgam 10.2mm, Kupwara 5.2mm, Kokernag 12, 6mm, Gulmarg 2.6mm, Jammu Void, Banihal 27.8mm, Batote 7.8mm, Katra 7.0mm and Bhaderwah 2.2mm.

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