Srinagar: Overnight intermittent rains lashed the plains while the higher reaches of the Valley received a fresh snowfall, weatherman said on Friday, predicting a pleasant weather for the next few days across the state.
Earlier, the Meteorological department had issued weather advisory, informing that a fresh Western Disturbance (ED) would affect Jammu and Kashmir from Mar 01 to Mar 03 afternoon.
Director MeT department, Sonum Lotus informed ‘Kashmir Vision’ that light rains would occur at few places in the Valley but overall the weather condition would improve from Saturday morning.
He said that the weather would remain sunny for the next upcoming day.
“According to the fresh prediction, the weather would remain sunny for the next two to three days across the Valley especially in plains,” he said, adding that light rains may occur at isolated places as well.
Director MeT further informed that there will be gradual improvement in the maximum temperature from tomorrow.
He also said that the minimum temperature may go down by one or two degree Celsius.
However, the intermittent rains since the intervening night of Thursday-Friday led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway for several hours.
Officials informed ‘Kashmir Vision’ that the 300 km highway was closed for the vehicular movement as the landslides occured at Ramban area due to the fresh wet spell in the Valley.
They said that men and machinery were pressed to clear the roads following which the stranded commuters were allowed to ply towards their destination in the afternoon.
The officials further informed that fresh snowfall at Sadna Top has also resulted in the closure of Kupwara-Karnah highway.