Weatherman predicts rains, snow

The impact of the western disturbance will be more felt on Monday, he said.

SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 10 2018 12:15AM | Updated Date: Dec 10 2018 12:15AM
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The meteorological department Sunday predicted light to moderate rain or snow across Kashmir till Tuesday, even as the state administration said it was ready to deal with any eventuality arising from the inclement weather conditions.

A meteorological department official told Greater Kashmir that a western disturbance is approaching Jammu and Kashmir and under its influence “light to moderate rain or snow will occur at many places from the evening of Sunday, until Tuesday.”

The impact of the western disturbance will be more felt on Monday, he said.

The official said the higher reaches of the state are most likely to receive moderate to heavy rainfall or snow during this period, which may also lead to disruption of traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, Mughal Road, and Zojila Pass along the Srinagar-Leh highway.  

The bad weather forecast prompted the Kashmir divisional administration to prepare “zone and location-wise action and management plans” to prevent interruption in services due to bad weather.

A divisional administration official said: “Zonal teams comprising officials from different line departments have been created as part of the action and management plan to ensure timely and coordinated redress of problems and eventualities during the inclement weather period,” the official said. He said that joint control rooms have been established in all zones while central control rooms have been set up in offices of deputy commissioners to “oversee operations during bad weather situations”.

Meanwhile, the meteorological department said the night temperature in Srinagar settled at a low of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius Saturday, up from minus 1.2 degrees Celsius the previous night. The Pahalgam health resort in southern Anantnag district registered a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, while famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in northern Baramulla district was the coldest place with minimum temperature of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, he said.

Leh in Ladakh region recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius, the official said.

 

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