Rains, snow in Jammu and Kashmir

Rains, snow in Jammu and Kashmir

Main Activity On October 23, Some Places Likely To Receive Heavy Snowfall: MeT

Srinagar, Oct 22 (GNS): The Jammu and Kashmir received fresh spell of rains in plains while snowfall has started in upper reaches amid forecast for more for at least three days.

It started to rain in the evening in Srinagar and elsewhere even as reports about snowfall has been reported in upper reaches.

On October 23, an official of the local meteorological department told GNS that there will widespread moderate rain in the plains and snow over higher reaches. “Some places on higher reaches especially over Pirpanjal, hilly areas of South Kashmir may receive heavy snowfall,” he said, adding, “On October 24, light to moderate rain is expected at many places.”

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Due to the weather system, the MeT has already issued an advisory, saying there could be disruption to both air and highway traffic besides drop in day temperature.

On Monday, the official said there will be generally cloudy sky and light rain may occur at isolated places. On October 26, he said, weather will be partly cloudy.

“The present system is most likely to cause heavy rain/ snow over South Kashmir, Pirpanjal, Poonch-Rajouri, Reasi, Banihal- Batote axis, although rain will occur at other districts of J&K as well.”

For subsequent one week, the official said that there will be “mainly dry weather”.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of 7.6°C against 7.2°C on previous night, the official here told Global News Service.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 6.4°C, the official said.

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Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.2°C against 2.6°C on previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 6.6°C against 6.7°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town of the north Kashmir recorded a low 5.4°C against 4.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 3.8°C against previous night’s 3.0°C, the official said.  (GNS)

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