Rains lash Valley, Met predicts more rain

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 4/10/2018 1:50:16 PM

Light Motor Vehicles ply on NHW

SRINAGAR, Apr 9: Rainfall lashed Kashmir valley for the second consecutive day on Monday while day temperature plunged several notches at several places.
The officials at State Meteorological Department revealed that moderate to heavy rainfall continued in Kashmir valley during Sunday night. They said rains occured at most of the places across Kashmir, including Srinagar, on Monday also.
The Met officials revealed that some upper reaches of the valley in Pahalgam area received fresh snowfall on Monday which caused a further drop in temperature across Kashmir valley.
"Light snowfall was recorded in Chandanwari area of Pahalgam while heavy rainfall occured in most of the places. The impact of western disturbances is still active over the state which may cause further precipitation in coming days," a spokesperson at Met department said.
The Met officials revealed that snowfall was recorded at various places which included, Chandanwari, Sheshnag.
According to Met officials Srinagar recorded around 24.2 mm rain since Sunday.
The Met department has predicted more rain in Kashmir during next 48 hours. Met spokesperson said that fresh Western Disturbance was likely to hit the state on a Tuesday.
"Light to moderate rain along with thundershowers may occur at most of the places in Kashmir valley during next 24 hours. Moreover, there are chances of light snowfall on higher reaches of the state also," a spokesperson at Met department said.
Met officials said that Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 14.4 degrees Celsius and low of 10.2 degrees Celsius on Monday.
"In Pahalgam, minimum temperature settled at 6.3 degrees while the day temperature recorded in Pahalgam on Monday was 12.9 degrees Celsius, " met official said.
Met officials said that Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of 2.0 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Met spokesperson said that weather was likely to improve from April 12. He said wet spell was likely to continue till next 3 days.
Meanwhile, traffic continued to ply along Srinagar Jammu national highway on Monday. the officials at traffic control room revealed that Light Motor Vehicles were allowed to ply from both the sides.
The officials said that all the vehicles left stranded on highway due to landslides were cleared while fresh traffic was allowed to move on Monday.
Pertinently, national highway was closed for vehicular traffic on Sunday due to of landslides triggered by heavy rains along the 300 km long stretch.
The officials said that men and machinery of Border Roads Organisation was continuously working to clear the highway off the debris of landslides and shooting stones.



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