Rains continue to lash Kashmir

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 4/11/2018 12:33:12 PM

Fresh snowfall in valley higher reaches

SRINAGAR, Apr 10: Fresh snowfall occured at several higher reaches of Kashmir valley on Wednesday while heavy rainfall continued to lash valley plains including Srinagar .
The officials at state meteorological department revealed that snowfall was recorded in Sonmarg, Pahalgam and Ski resort of Gulmarg early on Wednesday. Due to precipitation a major drop was recorded in day temperature across Kashmir valley.
Owing to snow and continued intermittent rainfall in the valley, cold weather conditions were witnessed across Kashmir.
The officials at Met department said that the downpour was the result of fresh Western Disturbance that was still active over the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The precipitation has brought cold weather conditions across Kashmir valley.
"Light snowfall was witnessed in hilly regions of Pahalgam, Sonmarg and Gulmarg on Wednesday. There has been heavy rainfall in all parts of Kashmir valley including Srinagar on Wednesday also," spokesperson at Met department said.
"The present weather is likely to continue till next two days. Since the western disturbances are striking the state one after another wet spell is likely to prevail till April 12, " he said.
The Met officials said that more rain /snow was likely to occur in Kashmir valley during next 48 hours.
"Light to moderate rain along with thundershowers may occur at most of the places across Kashmir valley during next 24 hours. There are chances of light snow also on higher reaches of the state," a Met official said.
Pertinently, Kashmir valley witnessed dry weather conditions during entire winter season. The month of March recorded highest maximum temperature in several decades.
The prolonged dry weather has remained a cause of great concern across Kashmir.
Meanwhile, several areas in Srinagar were left waterlogged due to continued rainfall. Several parts of Srinagar, including the city centre Lal Chowk, witnessed heavy water-logging on Wednesday.
The officials at Srinagar Municipal Corporation revealed that de-watering pumps were put into place to clear the Lal Chowk off the water-logging.
The officials revealed that dewatering of other inundated areas including Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, LD hospital road, was also carried out by SMC.
The residents of several other areas revealed that the lanes and by-lanes of their residential areas were inundated due to rain water pushing the locals to huge inconvenience.



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