Weather conditions improve further

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/13/2019 12:14:13 PM

SRINAGAR, Nov 12: Weather conditions improved further today after snowfall on Thursday and cloudy weather during the last about five days. Sunshine greeted people though ice cold winds continued in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley, where maximum temperature settled several degrees below normal.
However, a fresh spell of moderate to heavy snow would occur for three days from Thursday, when a Western Disturbance (WD), which originated from the Arabian Sea and is approaching the region though Afghanistan and Pakistan, will hit the UTs of J&K and Ladakh.
A Met department spokesperson said higher reaches will witness isolated very light rain and snow during the next 48 hours.
He said a weather warning has been issued for Friday and Saturday, when heavy rain and snow would occur at isolated places in the valley. “The weather system under the influence of the WD could result in disruption of surface and air traffic in the valley,” he added.
People in Srinagar city, which witnessed below normal night temperature on Monday, woke up to a chilly Tuesday morning due to cloudy skies, coupled with ice cold winds. However, as the day progressed sun came out from behind the clouds resulting in slight improvement in the day temperature though it still remained several degrees below normal due to ice cold winds. The maximum temperature recorded in the city on Monday was about 14 degree below normal.
The spokesperson said skies will be generally cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 4 degree and 1 degree.
The night temperature in the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, improved about 3 degree from Monday and settled at minus 1.6 degree, which around 4 degree above normal. Skies were cloudy in Gulmarg, where the ski slopes are covered under several feet of snow, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature, which remained below normal.
The mercury at world famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, remained constant since Monday at minus 1.3 degree, which is slightly below normal.
The night temperatures at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir, tourist resort of Kokernag settled at 0.4 degree, minus 1.1 degree and minus 0.8 degree, respectively.

 

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