Weatherman predicts dry weather in J&K

Srinagar: Minimum temperature recorded a drop in Kashmir valley with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 10 degree Celsius on Wednesday, officials said.

The Meteorological Department forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir with isolated instances of light rain and snowfall in the Union Territory during the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the frontier district of north Kashmir’s  Kupwara- Machil, Kupwara-Keran roads were put through for vehicular traffic after accumulated snow was removed, a traffic control room official said.

However, Kupwara-Tangdhar, Kupwara-Sadhna Top, Furkian Top and Z-Gali roads remained closed for the third consecutive day today due to the accumulation of snowfall, they said and added Bandipora-Gurez road also in north Kashmir remained closed.

They said the snow clearance operation on these routes could not be taken up due to avalanche warnings.

The Minimum temperature shows a further drop as Gulmarg in north Kashmir froze at minus 10.0 degree Celsius against the minus 9 degree Celsius on Tuesday. It also received 4.8mm of rainfall and 4.0cms of snowfall on Wednesday.

Srinagar was recorded as low of 0.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday against the 1.4 degree Celsius degree Celsius recorded the previous night.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir showed an improvement and recorded a low of minus 5.1 degree Celsius on Wednesday against minus 6.2 degree Celsius recorded a day ago. It also received 4.9cms of snowfall and 2.5mm of rainfall till 0830 hours on Wednesday.

Qazigund, also in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a low of minus 0.3 degree Celsius, Kokernag minus 2.5 degree Celsius and Kupwara minus 1.3 degree Celsius on Wednesday. (UNI)

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