Rains Lashed, Light To Moderate Snowfall In Several Kashmir Parts

Rains Lashed, Light To Moderate Snowfall In Several Kashmir Parts



Rains Lashed, Light To Moderate Snowfall In Several Kashmir Parts


Jammu-Sgr, Mughal Road Closed, Several Far-off Places Cutoff; Mercury Plunges Across Valley

 
Srinagar, Oct 23 : Incessant rains drenched most parts of Jammu and Kashmir even as light to moderate snowfall was reported at several places including Shopian, Pahlagam, Gulmarg, Gurez In Bandipora, Zojila, Drass, Zanskar and other higher middle reaches in J&K and Ladakh, officials said on Saturday.  

The weather system has led to the closure of several key roads including Jammu-Srinagar highway and Mughal road besides Bandipora-Gurez and Machil road. 

A meteorological department official here told that there was moderate rainfall over plains and light to moderate snow was observed over middle and upper reaches during last 12 hours upto 0830 hours today. It was raining and snowing at most places when this report was filed. 

Regarding rainfall and snow recorded upto 0830 hours, he said highest rain was observed over Qazigund (58 mm), Kukernag (50mm) and Banihal (48mm).

Srinagar, he said, recorded 31.6mm, Kupwara 9.6mm, Pahalgam 43.2mm, Gulmarg 23.8mm, Jammu 12.8mm, Batote 23.2mm, Katra 33.8mm Bhaderwah 8.1mm and Kathua 0.0mm.   

He said moderate snow was also observed over Gulmarg (6.4cm), Pahalgam (5.6cm), Shopian, Zojila, Drass, Zanskar, Gurez (upto 15 inches) and other higher middle reaches. 

“ Currently it is raining over plains of Kashmir and Jammu and snowing over middle and upper reaches,” the official said, 

“ This system will likely to persist during next 8-10 hours and gradual decrease thereafter.”

He said there would be significant improvement in the weather from October 24 afternoon and weather is expected to be dry till November 2.

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