Srinagar. Avalanche warning has been issued in 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. This warning has been issued for the next 24 hours in 10 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority said, avalanches are expected to occur above 2500 meters in Ganderbal district with medium danger level in the next 24 hours. There is a possibility of avalanches above 2500 meters in Anantnag, Bandipur, Baramulla, Doda, Kishtwar, Kulgam, Kupwara, Poonch and Ramban districts in the next 24 hours. People living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and avoid going to avalanche prone areas.
Intermittent light snowfall occurred in some areas in the early hours of Saturday amid a drop in the minimum temperature in most parts of the Kashmir Valley. The officers provided this information. He told that the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway has been closed due to bad weather. According to officials, some areas of the Kashmir Valley, especially in the higher reaches, received light snowfall in the early hours of Saturday. He said Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district received 13 inches of snowfall, Kokernag eight inches, Qazigund six inches and Shopian four inches in the last 24 hours.
According to officials, there was light snowfall in Srinagar, Ganderbal and some other plains. He told that there was intermittent rain in some other areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
flights affected due to bad weather
Flights to and from the valley have also been affected due to bad weather and many flights have been delayed. Officials said the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only road connecting the valley with the rest of the country, has been closed for traffic due to the stone pelting at Panthyal. He said that after the road is cleared, traffic will be restored on it.
Barring Srinagar and Qazigund, the minimum temperature dropped everywhere on Friday night. The mercury in Srinagar dropped from minus 0.1 degree Celsius a night earlier to minus 0.2 degree Celsius. Qazigund, the gateway to the valley, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.
coldest in gulmarg
Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 2.8 degrees Celsius in Kupwara.
Pahalgam, the base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius. At the same time, Gulmarg in Baramulla district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius. The famous ski-resort town (Gulmarg) was the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Meteorological Department has predicted rain in Jammu and Kashmir till Saturday due to western disturbance. There is a possibility of light rain or snow in very wide areas of the union territory on Saturday. (including language input)
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 17:17 IST