As MeT Predicts More Snowfall, Weather Advisory Issued

Srinagar: The weather man has predicted more snowfall in Kashmir valley from Sunday, while the divisional administration has issued weather advisory for some areas of Kashmir valley.

Srinagar based meteorological (MeT) department on Saturday said that while valley is reeling under biting conditions, Western Disturbances are approaching Kashmir.

Earlier the Meteorological department had predicted another spell of rains and snowfall from Jan-22.

“Western disturbances are again approaching valley and we are expecting high to moderate snow and rainfall from January 22 onwards,” a MeT official told KNS.

Cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir today as minimum temperatures remained several notches below freezing point.

Due to the intense cold wave, most water bodies in the state are partially or completely frozen.

However, the divisional administration of Kashmir has issued fresh weather warning in Kashmir valley.

The District headquarters have been directed to take all precautionary measures.

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and Kupwara have setup control rooms and asked people to contact during the time of need.

Islamabad: People can call 01932228701, 9797880880 for snow clearance. As for any other help, people have been asked to contact on 9419047052 and 9596422239 phone numbers.

Kupwara: DC Gh Mohammed Dar said that in case of any emergency, the district administration Control Room can be contacted on: 01955-252280, 253335, 9596472005; PCR Kupwara and Handwara on 01955-252451 and 01955-262295.

Meanwhile, the night temperature of Srinagar city was recorded at minus 3.3 degree Celsius while as it was minus 7.2 degree Celsius in Pahalgam and in world famous Ski resort Gulmarg, it was minus 10 degree Celsius, the MeT official said.

The 300-km, Srinagar-Jammu highway remained open for full day today and if weather remained normal, the traffic will be allowed to ply on Sunday as well, officials at Traffic control Srinagar said.

All universities have suspended class up to January 29.

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