Intermittent rains continue in valley

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 5/14/2018 12:46:31 PM

Met predicts more rain

SRINAGAR, May 13: Rainfall continued in several parts of Kashmir for the second consecutive day on Sunday bringing down the day temperature up to several notches at various places.
The officials at State Meteorological Department revealed that moderate to heavy rainfall continued in Kashmir valley during Saturday night. They said rains occurred at most of the places across Kashmir, including Srinagar, on Sunday also.
The Met officials revealed that minimum and maximum temperature in several upper reaches of the dropped upto several degrees due to intermittent rains.
"Heavy rainfall occurred overnight in Kashmir valley. There is active scope of western disturbances over the state of Jammu and Kashmir which may cause further precipitation in coming days," a Met official said.
The Met officials revealed that rainfall occurred in several other places along Srinagar Jammu national highway on since Saturday also.
According to Met officials Srinagar recorded around 3.2 mm rain since Sunday.
The Met department has predicted more rain in Kashmir during next 48 hours. Met spokesperson said that light to moderate rainfall may occur at most of the places across Kashmir.
"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 spokesperson said that weather was likely to improve from April Tuesday evening. He said wet spell was likely to continue till next 2 days.
"Heavy to moderate rainfall along with windstorm may occur at most of the places across Kashmir valley during next 24 hours. The present weather is likely to remain unchanged till next 2 days," Met spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, traffic continued to ply along Srinagar Jammu national highway on Sunday.
The officials at traffic control room revealed that there was no halt in traffic movement on Sunday.
Pertinently, vehicular traffic was halted along 300-kilometre long highway on Saturday owing to bad weather conditions.
The officials said that all the vehicles stranded on highway were cleared till late Saturday night.
The officials said that men and machinery of Border Roads Organisation was continuously working to clear the highway off the debris of landslides.



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