Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, plains rains; temp plummets across Kashmir
Srinagar: Parts of Kashmir Valley including Zojilla, Razdan Top and Drass in Kargil district received fresh snowfall on Friday evening while rains also lashed plains, bringing the temperature down.
According to the reports, the Zojila, Razdan Top in Gurez and other parts in north Kashmir received fresh snowfall today.
Pertinently, the weatherman has predicted two-day wet spell across Jammu and Kashmir from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, saying that the major activity of the Western Disturbance affecting J&K, will be on Saturday.
The MeT office in a detailed statement has informed that on 23 October, widespread moderate rain is expected in the plains while snowfall is expected over the higher reaches.
“Some places on higher reaches especially over Pirpanjal, hilly areas of south Kashmir may receive heavy snow,” the MeT has said.
On October 24 , light to moderate rainfall is expected at many places, the MeT said.
Meanwhile, in wake of the weather advisory, the authorities in Bandipora district decided to close the 84-km-long Bandipora-Gurez road for vehicular movement from Friday afternoon.
An order issued by Sub Divisional Magistrate Gurez, reads that in view of weather advisory issued by Meteorological department, the traffic on Dawar-Bandipora Dawar-Tulail road shall remain suspended from 03:00 PM today till further orders.
“SHO police station Gurez, SHO police station Budugam and I/c police post Izmerg are hereby directed to not allow any vehicle from Dawar to Bandipora and Dawar to Tulail and vice versa after cut-off timing,” the order reads.
Meanwhile, the temperature has started plummeting across the Valley with Srinagar, the summer capital recording the minimum temperature of 7.6 degrees Celsius against 7.2 degrees Celsius on previous night while Kulgam’s Qazigund recorded 5.8 degrees Celsius against 6.4 degrees Celsius on previous night.