MeT predicts two-day wet spell from Feb 16

Dry weather to continue till Feb15: Lotus • Gulmarg freezes at minus 10.2°C

Srinagar, Feb 11: The Meteorological Department (MeT) on Friday said that dry weather will likely continue till February 15th and thereafter widespread rain and snowfall is expected between February 16-17th night in the region, officials said.

In the latest weather forecast advisory, Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said they were expecting light to moderate rains in plains and snow in upper reaches of the Kashmir region between February 16th and 17th, however dry and clear weather will continue till 15th of this month.

“We are expecting light to moderate snow and rain at scattered places of Kashmir on February 16th, especially in higher reaches. While there is no major or heavy snowfall expected in the region,” Lotus said.

As per MeT data, Kashmir witnessed improvement in night temperatures from the past several days. Summer capital Srinagar settled at minus 2.4°C on Friday night. Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 9.4°C.

Ski resort Gulmarg recorded a minimum of minus 10.2°C and was the coldest place in the Valley.

The mercury in Kupwara has settled at a low of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius. Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius.

As per traffic police advisory for Saturday, subject to fair weather and better road condition, LMVs(Passenger) shall be allowed from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar NHW viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa. TCU Jammu, Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic.

 

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