Srinagar: Kashmir on Wednesday received light rainfall while incessant rains were witnessed in Jammu in the ongoing 2-day wet spell in J&K.
Gusty winds accompanied by rains lashed the Valley on Tuesday night and continued till morning. Similarly, widespread rains were recorded in Jammu on Wednesday.
“Jammu region witnessed widespread rains while the weather turned out to be fine during the day in Kashmir. In the night, more rains are expected in parts of the Valley and Jammu,” Deputy Director MeT Srinagar Dr Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader.
According to him, weather conditions across J&K are expected to see a significant improvement from Thursday afternoon.
Ahmad predicted that weather will largely remain dry till April-end but there is possibility of rains on April 27 and 28.
The MeT data said that Qazigund recorded 2.2 mm of rainfall, Kokernag 6.2 mm, Pahalgam 4.7 mm, Kupwara 0.3 mm and Gulmarg 1.6 mm of rainfall.
Similarly, Jammu received 2.5 mm of rainfall, Banihal 4.6 mm, Bhaderwah 30 mm, Batote 21 mm and Katra 6.4 mm of rainfall.
Meanwhile, vehicular traffic on the Srinagar to Jammu National Highway will ply from Jammu towards Srinagar today. Traffic police authorities said that subject to fair weather and road conditions, Light Motor Vehicles(LMV’s) shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on Thursday.
It, however, advised the commuters to avoid travelling on the highway before confirming the status of road from Traffic Control Rooms of Jammu, Srinagar and Ramban due to the inclement weather prediction issued by the Met department till Thursday.
For Light Motor Vehicles(LMV’s), the department said that the vehicles shall be allowed from Nagrota(Jammu) between 7 AM in the morning till 12 PM and subsequently from Jakheni(Udhampur) between 8 AM to 1 PM towards Srinagar adding that no vehicle shall be allowed before and after the deadline.
For High Motor Vehicles(HMV’s), “Vehicles shall be allowed from Jakheni(Udhampur) towards Srinagar between 2 AM to 12 PM in the night”.