Let up in rains predicted, dry weather ahead says Met

Let up in rains predicted, dry weather ahead says Met

SRINAGAR: While rains lashed most parts of the Kashmir valley on Wednesday, the weatherman forecast “mainly dry” weather from Thursday.
Sonum Lotus, head of the Meteorological (Met) Department of Jammu and Kashmir, told Kashmir Reader that the weather will remain dry for the coming days.
An airport oficial said that all flights took off at their scheduled times on Wednesday and “there were no cancellations from Srinagar airport due to the bad weather”.
However, due to the continuous rains in the valley over the last few days, normal life was affected in Srinagar city due to waterlogging in many areas, including in city centre Lal Chowk.
Waterlogging was reported from Exhibition Crossing, Hari Singh High Street, Ram Bagh, Hyderpora, Padshahi Bagh, Kursoo Raj Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, Natipora, Lal Bazaar, Iqbal Colony, Sonwari and Lasjan. Inhabitants of Naveedabad, Batamaloo Bypass, Baba Demb, Samandar Bagh and Shaltang also complained of waterlogging.
Shehr-e-Khas areas, including Aram Mohalla in Khanyar, Aali Masjid, Braripora in Nawakadal and Soura, were also waterlogged, while many other areas once again exposed the authorities’ tall claims about the drainage system in the summer capital.
People in different parts of the city were seen up in arms against the Srinagar Municipal Corporation for failing to reach out to waterlogged areas, especially in the old city and Lal Chowk, which caused inconvenience to commuters, drivers and shopkeepers.
Meanwhile, as per the official records of the Met Department, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 12.0 degrees Celsius last night as against the 8.9 degrees Celsius that isnormal for this time of year.
The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received 3.9 mm of rain overnight till 8:30.
The Met official said that Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 10.8 degrees C and had a rainfall of 6.8 mm while the mercury in Kokernag town in South Kashmir settled at a low of 9.2 degrees Celsius and the town had 8.6 mm of rains.
Also, the Traffic movement today along the Jammu-Srinagar NHW-44 shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar.
In tweet, the officials said that the LMVs from Jammu will be allowed from Nagrota from 7 am to 10 am while from Jakheni, Udhampur from 8 am to 11 am.
Meanwhile, Normal life was disrupted in Jammu after a thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds hit the city.
Strong winds uprooted trees and disrupted power supply in the city on late Tuesday night, officials said Wednesday.
Several autorickshaws and cars were damaged in storm-related incidents, they said.
In some areas, trees were uprooted leading to traffic congestion for several hours, the officials said.
No loss of life or injury was reported, they said, adding that power supply was restored in some areas of the city.