Weatherman predicts rain, snowfall across Kashmir from Nov 12

Weatherman predicts rain, snowfall across Kashmir from Nov 12

Srinagar, Nov 8: As the temperature goes down in the Valley, the weathermen here has predicted more rain and snowfall across the Valley from Nov 12 to 15, saying that the temperature may go further down during the rainy days.
Talking to a news agency, Director Meteorological (MeT) department, Sonum Lotus said that there is possibility of rain and snowfall across the Valley from Nov 12, saying that the wet weather would remain till Nov 15.
He said that the weather in the Valley is highly dynamic and the department will give appropriate forecast in the coming days. “The intensity of magnitude of rain and snowfall will be less as compared to last snowfall that was witnessed on last Saturday,” he said.
Lots further said that beside higher reaches, plains may also experience fresh snowfall on Nov 14 according to the prediction. “After Nov 15, there is prediction of dry weather for next few days,” he said.
Earlier on last Saturday, the higher reaches of the valley as well plains here experienced season’s first snowfall that also resulted in the blockade of roads and especially affected the power supply across the Valley.
The four transmission towers in the Valley at Lissar, Kulgam, Shopian and Wanpoh got fully damaged in the snowfall, thereby left southern districts without electricity for days together.
Chief Engineer Power Development department (PDD), Hashmat Qazi on Wednesday said that the power in south Kashmir areas will be restored within 16 hours. He also said that over 130 damaged transformers were also repaired in last three days. (KNS)
Meanwhile, against minus 2.2 degree, which was the coldest night temperature recorded in Srinagar this season so far, the mercury improved and settled at minus 0.4 degree on Thursday. The night temperature in Srinagar was still 2 degree below normal.
Despite an improvement of a degree from Wednesday in the night temperature, world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, was still the coldest place in the valley. Against 6.6 degree recorded on Wednesday, the night temperature in Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, was minus 5.4 degree, which is over 5 degree below normal.
After witnessing the coldest night of the season so far at minus 5.2 degree on Wednesday, the mercury at world famous health resort of Pahalgam improved and settled at minus 3.4, which is still 2 degree below normal.
The mercury at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kukernag improved and settled at minus 1.8 degree, minus 2 degree and minus 0.3 degree, respectively. The night temperatures at these places were 3 degrees below normal.

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