Rain, snow bring down mercury across J&K

Rain, snow bring down mercury across J&K

Srinagar: As the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall and rains in plains from last two days, the local Metrological department on Saturday said the weather is likely to improve from Sunday afternoon and will remain dry for a week.
“The weather is likely to improve from tomorrow and will remain dry for a week,” Director MeT Sonam Lotus said.
The famous ski resort of Gulmarg, which is thronged mostly by tourists in winter, received the most snowfall, 23 cm, in the Kashmir Valley. In the Jammu region, Batote received the most rainfall at 24 mm.
The weather office had forecast rain and snow at a few places in the state on Saturday.
“However, precipitation is likely to decrease from Sunday morning onwards,” Lotus said.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at 1.8 degrees Celsius, while in Jammu it settled at 9 degrees.
The Met Office has forecast a few spells of rain accompanied by thundershowers in Jammu on Sunday.
“There are chances of fog enveloping most parts of Jammu tomorrow (Sunday).”
The maximum temperatures in Srinagar and Jammu are likely to hover around 8 and 15 degrees Celsius respectively.
The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was open for traffic, however due to fresh snow at Pir Ki Gali the Mughal road has been closed.

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