Brace up for another bout of snowfall, rains: MeT
Valley to receive fresh rains, snowfall from Nov 12
Srinagar: Kashmir Valley is all set to receive another bout of rains and snowfall next week as a partial cloud cover marginally improved minimum temperatures across the Valley on Thursday.
“The cold wave conditions are likely to continue for another three days. We are expecting another spell of moderate rain and snow from November 12 to 14,” a Met official said.
The minimum temperature improved to minus 0.4 in Srinagar against Wednesday’s minus 2.2 degrees, while Pahalgam recorded minus 3.4 and Gulmarg minus 5.4 degrees Celsius.
Kargil town in Ladakh was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 8.6 followed by Leh at minus 6.5 degrees Celsius.
The intensity and magnitude of rain and snowfall will be less as compared to last snowfall that was witnessed on last Saturday
Night’s lowest temperature was 11.5 in Jammu city, 1.2 in Katra, 3.2 in Bannihal, 7.1 in Batote and 3.8 in Bhaderwah, he added.
Meanwhile, Director Meteorological (MeT) department, Sonum Lotus said that there is possibility of rain and snowfall across the Valley from Nov 12, saying that the wet weather conditions would prevail till Nov 15.
He said that the weather in the Valley is highly dynamic and the department will give appropriate forecast in the coming days.
“The intensity and magnitude of rain and snowfall will be less as compared to last snowfall that was witnessed on last Saturday,” he said.
Lotus further said that besides higher reaches, plains may also experience fresh snowfall on Nov 14 according to the prediction. “After Nov 15, there is prediction of dry weather for next few days,” he added.
Earlier on last Saturday, the higher reaches of the valley as well plains here experienced season’s first snowfall that also resulted in the blockade of roads and especially affected the power supply across the Valley.
The four transmission towers in the Valley at Lissar, Kulgam, Shopian and Wanpoh got fully damaged in the snowfall, thereby left southern districts without electricity for days together.