No Heavy Rain, Snowfall In J&K For Now: Weatherman

KO File Abid Bhat

Srinagar: The weatherman on Wednesday said that there was no forecast for any major rain or snow in J&K and Ladakh even as minimum temperatures remained above sub-zero level amid overnight cloud cover across Kashmir Valley.

“Weather is most likely remain partly cloudy with possibility of light rain /snow at isolated to scattered places of J&K during next 24 hours,” Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological Department said.

“Light to moderate rain /snow is likely at scattered places of J&K and Ladakh during 25-26th.

There’s no forecast of any major rain or snow in both J&K and Ladakh,” he added. However, the weather department continued with the “yellow warning” for “isolated heavy rains/snow/thundershowers” in Kashmir as well as Jammu divisions on February 26 and 27.

There are four types colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow—situation to be watched), amber –government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red –action needed by the agencies.

The MeT office has said that weather system may cause disruptions of flights and slippery road conditions Banihal-Ramban, Zojila, Mugal road etc during the two days.

Meanwhile, a meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 4.2 degree Celsius against 6.6 degree Celsius on the previous night.

The temperature was 3.3 degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where 0.2mm of rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius against 4.0 degrees Celsius on the previous night while the mercury settled at 0.1 degrees Celsius at Pahalgam against minus 3.2 degrees Celsius on the earlier night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.5 degrees Celsius against 3.4 degrees Celsius on the previous night.

The minimum temperature settled at 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kupwara against 6.2 degrees Celsius on the previous night even as the northern Kashmir district recorded rainfall of 2.6mm during the time, he said.

Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of 0.0 degrees Celsius, same as on the earlier night and recorded fresh rain/snow of 1.8mm during the time, the official said. (GNS)

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