Srinagar, Jan 26: Higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, together with the ski resort of Gulmarg, skilled gentle snow, ensuing within the closure of Mughal Street and Srinagar-Ladakh Street on Friday.
Mughal Street connecting south Kashmir’s Shopian with the dual districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu division and Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri Street connecting Ladakh have been closed because of the accumulation of recent snowfall on Friday as a precautionary measure, visitors police posted on X.
The ski resort of Gulmarg acquired gentle snowfall in a single day, a lot to the delight of the folks and the vacationers staying there, ending an extended dry spell within the valley of meadows.
The higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, together with Yusmarg, Gurez, Banihal, Sedow, Padpawan, and Herpora areas of Shopian and Karnah in north Kashmir, additionally acquired gentle snowfall.
Dry climate and chilly continued within the plains and different elements of Kashmir, with a substantial rise in nighttime temperatures.
The Meteorological Centre Srinagar stated gentle rain and snow have been skilled at a couple of larger reaches throughout the previous 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
It stated the climate will stay partly to usually cloudy with gentle rain or snow at remoted larger reaches until afternoon and enchancment thereafter at the moment.
On January 27, the climate might be partly to usually cloudy, with the potential of gentle snow at remoted larger reaches in direction of late night, whereas on January 28–29, there’s a chance of sunshine to average rain or snow at many locations over Jammu and Kashmir.
There’s a chance of sunshine to average rain or snow in lots of locations from January 30 to February 3.
There might be a big enchancment in visibility and an increase in most temperature within the plains of Jammu Division from at the moment onwards.
The climate workplace has additionally issued an advisory that the climate system might result in the short-term closure of roads in larger reaches and vital passes, together with Sinthan Cross, Mughal Street, Sadhna and Razdan Cross, Zojila, and many others., notably throughout January 28–31. Travellers are suggested to plan accordingly, the MeT workplace stated.
Night time temperatures improved in Kashmir Valley on Friday, and Srinagar recorded a low of -0.5°C in opposition to the three.6°C recorded the earlier evening. It was 1.8°C above regular for the summer season capital of Jammu and Kashmir throughout this era of the season, the MeT workplace stated.
Srinagar recorded a most temperature of 11.0°C on the day gone by, which was 4.1°C above regular in opposition to 6.9°C.
Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu nationwide freeway recorded a low of 0.2°C in opposition to -4.2°C a day in the past, whereas the picnic spot in south Kashmir’s Kokernag settled at -0.1°C in opposition to the -1.6°C recorded the earlier evening.
Pahalgam remained the coldest place and settled at -0.4°C in opposition to the -6.3°C recorded a day in the past. It was nonetheless 7.1°C above regular for the vacationer sizzling spot of south Kashmir.
Gulmarg recorded -3.7°C in opposition to -4.5°C a day in the past. Nevertheless, it was 4.5°C above regular for the well-known ski resort of north Kashmir.
Kupwara had a low of two.5°C in opposition to the -3.7°C recorded the day gone by. It was 5.4°C above regular for the frontier Kashmir district throughout this era of the season, the MeT workplace stated.
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