Incessant rains lash plains across Kashmir
Snowfall in upper reaches brings down temperature
Srinagar: The higher reaches of Kashmir continued to receive light snowfall while incessant rains lashed the plains across Kashmir for the second straight day on Thursday. The continuous downpour has resulted in dip in the temperature with chill returning to the Valley.
Reports said that the world famous ski-resort and other upper reaches of Kashmir received light snowfall for the second straight day, thus bringing the temperature further down.
The incessant rains also lashed plains of Kashmir since Thursday morning nundating roads, streets and bi-lanes in Srinagar and other areas.
Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Mukhtar Ahmad meanwhile said that that the light rains would continue across plains on Friday as well while light snowfall is expected in upper reaches of the Valley.
He added that the weather would start gradually improving from Friday afternoon, saying that the weather, as per the forecast, would remain dry on Saturday.
Ahmad also stated that another Western Disturbance would likely hit Kashmir on March 14 and 15, saying that there is possibility of light rains and snowfall across the Valley during the two days from Sunday.
Meanwhile, the officials in the traffic department said that Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connecting valley with rest of States, was open throughout the day despite rains.
A top official said that the highway was open for Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) from either sides, saying that the road will remain closed on Fridayfor maintenance and repair works. (with inputs from KNO)