Widespread Rain, Snowfall In J&K From Sunday

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Srinagar- The weather department on Friday predicted mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours and isolated to “widespread” light rain and snow for subsequent two days from Sunday.

A meteorological department official here said that mainly dry weather has been forecast for the next 24 hours and light to widespread rain and snow was likely from January 29th night-30 ( 60%).

He said in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Qazigund received 5.0cm of snow, Pahalgam 3.3cm and Kokernag 1.0cm.

Meanwhile, the official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 1.2°C, the same as on last night’s. Today’s minimum temperature, he said, was above normal by 2.2°C for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night and it was 3.5°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of minus 4.3°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night and it was 1.7°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 8.6°C against minus 10.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.1°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at minus 3.7°C against minus 1.7°C on the previous night and it was above 1.2°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 5.5°C against 6.3°C on the previous night. It was 3.2°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 0.6°C (below normal by 0.4°C), Batote minus 0.1°C (below normal by 1.8°C), Katra 6.0°C (0.9°C below normal) and Bhadarwah minus 0.4°C (0.4°C below normal).

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 11.2°C, the official said.

Massive Avalanche Hits Kishtwar

An avalanche hit remote Paddar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Friday, but there was no loss of life or damage to property, officials said.

An avalanche warning has been issued by the administration in various areas of Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

The avalanche rolled into a river near a hamlet in Mechail belt, but there was no damage caused as the village was away from the area, they said.

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