Thundershowers Likely Today
Srinagar, Apr 13: With upper and isolated places of the valley receiving light snowfall, rains continued to lash plains for the second consecutive day on Friday.
Officials of meteorological department told Greater Kashmir that south Kashmir’s Kokernag received the highest rainfall of 18 millimeters. “Isolated places across valley received light to moderate snowfall during the past 24 hours,” an official said.
The official forecast that valley would witness thunder showers in next 24 hours. “Light rain/ thunder showers would occur at few places over the state,” he said.
He said the capital city received a minimum of 2.8 mm rainfall while the gateway to Kashmir – Qazigund – recorded a minimum of 13.2 millimeters of rainfall.
The south Kashmir’s tourist resort Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 2.6 millimeters of rainfall.
“Gulmarg recorded a minimum of 5.2 mm rainfall while the isolated places from that side received light snowfall,” he said.
The official said border town of Kupwara recorded a minimum of 2.2 millimeters of rainfall. “Likewise Banihal received 2.4 mm rainfall,” he said.
The rains also lashed regions in Jammu with Batote recording 11.8 mm and Baderwah receiving 1.2 mm rainfall.
Meanwhile, air traffic at Srinagar Airport remained normal with all flights operating, PRO Airport Muhammad Shafi said.
The Srinagar-Jammu Highway however remained open for traffic today till 2:00 pm. “Passengers traveling on Saturday from Srinagar must reach Qazigund by 1 pm while as passengers from Jammu should reach Udhampur by 2 pm,” traffic officials said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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