Higher reaches of Pahalgam experience light snowfall
Mainly dry and clear weather till Dec 29 in Kashmir: MeT
Post by Irfan Yattoo on Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Srinagar, Dec 26: The higher reaches of Pahalgam experienced light snowfall on the Monday evening, while Meteorological department Kashmir has forecasted dry and clear till December 29, official said.
Director Indian Meteorological Centre Kashmir, Sonam Lotus told Rising Kashmir that higher reaches of Pahalgam experienced light snowfall in Kashmir and later it decreased towards the late evening.
“There has been a significant rise in minimum temperatures due to cloudy weather in the region,” he said.
"Currently, weather is partly cloudy in Kashmir division and mainly clear to foggy at isolated places of Jammu division," Lotus said.
He said dry weather with occasional cloudiness till 29th (evening) December.
"From 29th evening-30th morning, weather will remain cloudy with intermittent light snow at isolated to scattered places over middle and higher reaches of north and central Kashmir and dry weather thereafter till 3rd January 2023," Lotus said.
Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day-long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started on December 21. It is followed by a 20-day-long ‘Chillai Khurd' and a 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha.
As per MeT data, Srinagar recorded 10.2 °C as the maximum temperature on Monday and minus 3.5 degrees Celsius.
Ski-resort Gulmarg recorded 3.7 °C maximum temperature while recorded at minus 5.1°C minimum temperature
Health resort Pahalgam recorded 6.2 °C and minimum of minus 5.7 °C degrees and it was the coldest place in Kashmir.
Qazigund recorded a maximum 8.4°C respectively and a minimum minus 4.2° C.
Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded maximum temperatures of 10.1 °C, while minimum temperatures settled at minus 3.5 °C respectively.
As per the traffic advisory for Tuesday, there will be two-way traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, “Subject to fair weather better road condition, LMVs (Passenger) shall be allowed from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar NHW viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa.
"TCU Jammu/Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic,” it said.
Similarly on Mughal road, LMVs from both sides and HMVs (upto twelve tyres) from Srinagar towards Poonch shall be allowed on Mughal road. LMVs from Behramgalla 0800 hrs upto 1500 hrs., from Herpora 0800 hrs upto 1600 hrs & HMVs from Herpora 0900 hrs. upto 1500 hrs, the advisory said.
On the Srinagar-Leh highway, the vehicular movement shall be allowed from Kargil towards Srinagar” the official said adding that it will be followed by HMVs. No vehicle will be allowed after cut-off timings, it said.