Significant Improvement in Weather From Tomorrow: MeT

Moderate snowfall received over higher, middle reaches; rainfall over plains Srinagar 23 October: Meteorological Department on Saturday said current inclement weather would be waning from tomorrow in J&K with no major inclement weather conditions to be predicted in the coming days. 

As per MeT official, moderate rainfall has been observed over plains with light snowfall on higher reaches in J&K and Ladakh. The officials said that the current inclement weather is going to gradually decrease from tomorrow in UT. 

Earlier in the day, MeT officials said that there would be significant improvement in weather from the 24th afternoon i.e., tomorrow and expected dry weather to remain till November 2nd. Later, with most parts of J&K witnessing a let up in continuous rains, officials said that rain and snow has decreased considerably from North and Central Kashmir and many areas of Jammu region. “We expect further decrease in Rain/Snowfall from the whole of J&K,” said the MeT official. 

However, MeT officials also said there is no significant weather expected by them for the next 10 days in J&K and added that an improvement in weather is most likely to be observed from tomorrow.   

After raining over plains and snow over higher reaches in J&K and Ladakh, the official said that the highest rain was observed over Qazigund (58mm), Kokernag (50mm) and Banihal (48mm).

Regarding the snow, it was said that moderate snow was also observed over Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Shopian, Zojila, Drass, Zanskar, Gurez and other higher and middle reaches. 

In the wake of inclement weather in J&K, Mughal Road, which connects Shopian district to Jammu’s Rajouri and Poonch districts, was closed due to heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali area.

Earlier in the day, due to heavy rainfall, NH-44 was also blocked at Cafeteria Morh, near Ramban.

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