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Valley gets fresh snowfall, rains

‘Air, road traffic disrupted’

Bureau Report

Agence India Press


Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley today received fresh snowfall with the tourist resort of Pahalgam getting the maximum 55cm of snow. A MeT official said snowfall is expected to continue across the region over the next 24 hours. Snowfall began in Srinagar city; early this morning after rains lashed the city overnight. Electric supply in the valley by and large remained normal, excepting disruption in some far flung areas and the Kursu-Padshahi Bagh transmission line, which is expected to be restored by late evening today. The electric department was supplying around 850 MWs power, as against 900 MW being supplied, at the same time, yesterday.


“While heavy snowfall is expected in the higher reaches, there would be moderate snowfall in the plains. The same weather conditions are likely to continue on Tuesday. The weather would show signs of improvement from Tuesday afternoon onwards,” Sonam Lotus, director of the local MET office, said. Following poor visibility due to heavy snowfall, no airline could operate any flight to or from the Srinagar international airport.


The summer capital, where the minimum temperature had hovered just above the freezing point, recorded 5.6 millimeters of rainfall, the official said. He said south Kashmir’s Pahalgam resort, where the overnight temperature plunged more than one degree below freezing point, received 47.0 millimeters of rainfall and 55 centimeters of fresh snowfall. The fresh snowfall in Pahalgam had increased the amount of accumulated snow in the resort to one meter, he said. Kokernag resort, also in south Kashmir, received 30.2 millimeters of rainfall and twelve inches of snow. Gulmarg skiing resort, where the mercury had fallen to minus 6.0 degrees Celsius, in north Kashmir received 18.2 millimeters of rainfall and nine inches of fresh snowfall, he said. North Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara town received six centimeters of snowfall and 12.5 millimeters of rainfall, the official said. (AIP News)


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