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Rain lashes plains as MeT says weather to improve

Srinagar: Rains continued to lash plains in Kashmir and light snowfall occurred in the upper reaches on Monday even as the Meteorological Department (MeT) said there would be improvement in weather from today afternoon.The weatherman has forecast improvement in overall conditions with dry weather in store for at least next three days.

“Mainly dry weather is expected from October 19-22. There’s no forecast of any major rain or snow for next one week,” an official of the MeT office here said.

Srinagar received rainfall of 14.8mm in 24 hours till 0830 hours while minimum temperature settled at 11.0°C against 11.3°C on previous night, the official told CNS.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had 14.8mm of rain and recorded minimum of 10.6°C, the official said.

Pahalgam received 11.8mm of rain during the time even as the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of 8.5°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 13.0mm of rain and recorded a minimum of 9.8°C, the official said.

Kupwara had 13.2mm of rain while the north Kashmir town recorded a low 8.3°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, also received rain of 33.2mm and recorded a minimum of 2.6°C, the official said.

Officials said that some other higher reaches in Kashmir including Z-Gali, Peer ki Gali, Sadhna top and Zojila also received light snowfall.

Meanwhile,Bandipora district authorities closed the traffic movement along Bandipora-Gurez road, owing to snowfall in parts of Gurez and Razdan top.(CNS)

 

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