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Snowfall, rains force closure of Bandipora-Gurez road

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Temp plummets as rains lash plains, weatherman predicts improvement

Srinagar: Authorities in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Monday closed the traffic movement along Bandipora-Gurez road, owing to snowfall in parts of Gurez and Razdan top.
An official said that the road has been closed on Monday morning after fresh snowfall in parts of Gurez Valley including Razdan Top.
Meanwhile, officials said that some other higher reaches in Kashmir including Z-Gali, Peer ki Gali, Sadhna top and Zojila also received light snowfall while the weather remains inclement in the plains
They said that the rains would likely to continue in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir during the next 2-4 hours.
“Gradual improvement in weather is expected from today afternoon, however, light showers can continue at a few places till evening,” the officials added.
They said that the maximum day temperature in most parts of Valley is likely to stay below 18°C.
Meanwhile, Srinagar received 14.8mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 0830hours. The mercury settled at 11.0 degrees Celsius against 15.1degrees Celsius on the previous day.
Pahalgam in south Kashmir, had 11.8mm of rain and recorded a maximum of 8.05 degrees Celsius against 12.6 degrees Celsius on the day earlier.
Qazigund received 14.8 mm of rainfall and recorded 10.6 degrees Celsius against 13.1 degrees Celsius on the previous day.
Kokernag received 13.0 mm of rain and recorded a temperature of 09.8 degrees Celsius against previous day’s 12.6 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara had 13.02 mm of rain and recorded a maximum of 08.3 degrees Celsius against 13.07 degrees Celsius on the previous day. (KNO)


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