MeT predicts dry spell for next ten days
Srinagar: As the higher reaches especially in southern Kashmir received fresh snowfall, the local Meteorological department here on Thursday predicted a dry spell for next ten days.
Director MeT, Sonum Lotus said that there is no forecast of rain or snow in the next ten days.
“We are predicting a dry spell from today (Thursday) till next one week to ten days. There can be light snowfall in higher reaches as well but overall the weather in these days would remain almost dry,” he added.
He further informed that the higher reaches in Southern Kashmir including Anantnag areas, Shopian and others received a fresh snowfall.
The plains also received light snowfall since Wednesday evening, brining the temperature further down.
Meanwhile, an official in MeT department said that the night temperature across the Valley would go further down while as the day temperature would slightly increase from tomorrow or in upcoming days.
Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu highway continued to remain closed for the second consecutive day due to fresh snowfall in Banihal and other areas.
A traffic official said that the highway continued to remain closed for the second consecutive day after the fresh snowfall occurred at many places here.
They said that the road was closed to ensure safety of passengers who are travelling on the either sides of the road.
However, late in the afternoon stranded vehicles on the highway were allowed to proceed towards their destinations.