Another Snow Spell In Kashmir From Today

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Srinagar- The weather department on Tuesday predicted more rain and snowfall in Kashmir Valley from Wednesday, likely to disrupt traffic along the major highways, besides causing a sharp dip in day temperature.

“Partly cloudy weather is expected today and light to moderate rain/snowfall (over higher reaches) is expected at many places during November 9 evening to 11th forenoon,” a meteorological department official said Tuesday.

However, he said, there was no forecast of any major rain/snowfall during the spell.

From November 12-16, he said, the weather is expected to be “fair to partly cloudy”.

Regarding probable impacts, he said, snowfall and low temperature may lead to temporary disruption of surface transportation, mainly over Zojila, Jammu-Srinagar Highway, Leh-Manali road on November 10 and 11.

“Prior to embarking on journey, people are advised to know the status of the road from traffic police to avoid inconveniences,” the MeT official said, adding, “Travellers on major passes are advised to carry sufficient food items, warm shoes, clothes etc with them as road conditions remain uncertain during inclement weather.”

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

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

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

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.6°C against minus 4.5°C on the previous night and it was 2.8°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 28°C against 2.3°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.5°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.

Regarding rainfall in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, the official said, Srinagar received 1.9mm of rain, Qazigund 24.6mm, Pahalgam 10.2mm, Kupwara 5.2mm, Kokernag 12.6mm, Gulmarg 2.6mm, Jammu nil, Banihal 27.8mm, Batote 7.8mm, Katra 7.0mm and Bhaderwah 2.2mm.

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