Weatherman predicts light rains, snow in next 24 hours

Intense cold conditions prevailed in Kashmir on Thursday, with Meteorological department predicting light rains and snow in the next 24 hours.

“A fresh western disturbance has hit the region which could result in light rain or snow during the next 24 hours in the Kashmir,” a MeT official told Greater Kashmir.

The minimum temperatures throughout Kashmir were still below the freezing point.

Reports received from various parts of the city and outskirts said that water taps froze during the night, affecting water supply.

Officials said that the night temperature in Srinagar was minus 3.9 degrees Celsius.

Parts of Dal Lake and other water bodies have frozen partially.

Met officials said that Gulmarg, at minus 6 degrees Celsius, was the coldest in Kashmir Valley.

Night temperature in Pahalgam rose from minus 6.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday to 4.5 degrees Celsius last night.

Kargil in Ladakh, MeT officials said, was the coldest in Kashmir division at minus 20 degrees Celsius. Leh witnessed a drop in minimum temperature from 16.6 degrees Celsius against Tuesday’s minus 14.2 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, a traffic police official said traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway will move from Jammu to Srinagar on Friday.

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