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J&K Weather: Upper Reaches, Gulmarg Receive Fresh Snowfall

Amid the forecast for wet weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, the region in it’s upper reaches including world-famous

By Jahangir Sofi
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J&K Weather: Upper Reaches, Gulmarg Receive Fresh Snowfall

Amid the forecast for wet weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, the region in it’s upper reaches including world-famous ski destination Gulmarg received fresh snowfall, while plains witnessed “light to moderate” rains, officials said on Friday.

According to Ground Report, weather department officials in an information in it’s forecast report said that there will be widespread rain in plains and snowfall over higher reaches of J&K today.

The weather officials yesterday in it’s advisory had said that the weather conditions may lead to the temporary disruption of surface transportation over higher reaches due to slippery conditions and further asked travellers to plan accordingly.

Officials said that there will be a gradual decrease in precipitation from late afternoon onwards today and further forecasted mainly dry and warmer days from 11-17 for this month.

According to the meteorological department during the last 24 hours till 0830 hours this morning, Srinagar received 17.5mm of rain, Qazigund 12.0mm, Pahalgam 6.4mm, Kupwara 29.8, Kokernag 5.8mm, Gulmarg 22.2mm, Jammu 42.0mm, Banihal 21.4mm, Batote 17.2mm, Bhaderwah 3.6mm, Katra 33.4mm, and Kathua 0.0mm. 

Regarding temperature, the MeT department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 6.3°C, Pahalgam in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district recorded a low of 4.7°C, and Jammu recorded a low of 13.8°C.

Earlier, the weather department last month forecasted the first major weather activity in the region for widespread intermittent light to moderate rain and snowfall over higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir from October 14-18.

Valley this year grappled with the hot weather conditions during this summer which resulted in the reduction of water volume by 75 % in the water bodies.

The hot weather conditions this summer witnessed a significant drop in the water level in the river Jhelum that it’s shores became visible with distressing pictures of houseboats on it’s dry shores.

Srinagar this year in September recorded the season’s second-highest day temperature during the last 132 years.

According to the MeT officials, Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 34.2°C, which was 6.0°C above normal. This was the 2nd highest maximum temperature ever recorded in September since 1891.

The MeT officials said that it had broken the 53-year-old record of 33.8°C recorded on 01 September 1970.

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