Srinagar: A fresh spell of rain lashed most parts of Kashmir during the past 24 hours while the Meteorological Department predicted more precipitation across J&K on Tuesday.
The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) issued an avalanche warning for five districts and urged people living in these areas to take precautions.
“There were light to moderate rains in plains of J&K during the past 24 hours,” MeT officials said.
They said that there were likely chances of more precipitation during the next 24 hours.
The MeT officials said that from April 18 to 19, light to moderate rain and snowfall in the higher reaches was very likely with the main activity during April 17 night to April 18.
“During this wet spell, thunderstorms with strong gusty wind reaching 20 to 30 kmph and hailstorms are also possible at some places of J&K,” they said. “From April 19 to 21, there is a possibility of intermittent light to moderate rain.”
The MeT officials said that there was a possibility of temporary disruption of surface transportation, especially over hilly and snowbound areas during April 17 to 18.
“Besides there is likely to be waterlogging in low lying areas, damage to orchards and fall in day temperature by 5 to 6 degrees Celsius,” they said.
The MeT officials said that in the last 24 hours till 8:30 am on Monday, Srinagar received 3.9 mm of rain, Qazigund 0.8 mm, Pahalgam 3.5 mm, Kupwara 5.4 mm, Gulmarg 10.8 mm, Banihal 1 mm, Katra 0.4 mm, and Bhaderwah 0.4 mm.
They said that Srinagar recorded a low of 10.7 degrees Celsius against 10.9 degrees Celsius the previous night and it was 2.8 degrees Celsius below normal.
The MeT officials said Qazigund recorded a low of 8.8 degrees Celsius against 7.8 degrees Celsius the previous night and it was 2.3 degrees Celsius above normal.
They said Pahalgam recorded a low of 5.5 degrees Celsius against 5.2 degrees Celsius the previous night and it was 2.1 degrees Celsius above normal.
The MeT officials said that Gulmarg ski resort recorded a low of 3.5 degrees Celsius against 3.8 degrees Celsius the previous night and it was 1.2 degrees Celsius above normal at the skiing resort.
They said that mercury in Kupwara town settled at 8.7 degrees Celsius against 10.2 degrees Celsius the previous night and it was 1.9 degrees Celsius above normal.
The MeT officials said that Jammu recorded a low of 25.9 degrees Celsius against 26 degrees Celsius the previous night and it was 6 degrees Celsius above normal.
JKDMA on Monday issued an avalanche alert over higher reaches in five districts for next 24 hours.
The DMA said that a ‘low’ danger level avalanche was likely to occur 2800 to 3500 metres above the sea level over Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Rajouri and Ganderbal districts.
People living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and avoid venturing in the avalanche prone areas till further orders.