Snow, rain expected from today evening

Two die in accident at Digdole after hit by falling debris

SRINAGAR: Metrological Centre Srinagar has predicted a fresh bout of snow and rain from evening today that is expected to last upto Wednesday morning.
Deputy Director Metrological Centre, Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that Monday will be okay during the day, but the weather may turn wet from evening onwards.
This will be another spell of snowfall after Kashmir Valley received significant precipitation this winter starting November last year.
Mukhtar said the frequent occurrence of snowfall and roans this in winter has been found due to the disturbances emanating from the Arabian sea, and then joined by disturbances emanating from other water bodies.
Meanwhile, traffic movement on Jammu and Srinagar highway was usual through Sunday, barring an interruption for few hours due to accident at Digdole.
Inspector General of Traffic Police P Namgayal said that two persons got killed when a landslide hit a vehicle.
“The traffic was resumed soon. In the evening heavy motors will be allowed to ply. On Monday, the traffic will remain from Jammu to Srinagar with permission for light motor vehicles in the day, while for the heavy in the evening,” he added.
Across the valley temperature has dropped to sub zero level leading to frozen streets. According to weather official, Srinagar’s day temperature was recorded 7.4 degree Celsius while the night was minus 2.8 degrees Celsius. At Qazigund the recorded day temperature was 6.8 degree Celsius while night temperature was minus 5.1 degrees Celsius. Pahalgam saw a minimum temperature 3.0 degrees Celsius while minimum temperature was minus 13.7 degree Celsius.
“Kupwara’s day temp was 6 degrees while the night temperature was minus 5.9. At Kokernag’s maximum temperature 3.4 degrees Celsius and min temperature was minus 5.7, Gulmarg minmum temperature minus 13.4 degrees Celsius,” the official added.

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