The Biz Reporter
SRINAGAR, Nov 11: The weather in Jammu and Kashmir is set to improve after a spell of snowfall in the higher reaches and widespread rains on the plains. The Meteorological department in Srinagar forecasts dry conditions over the next 24 hours.
As of now, the skies remain cloudy, with cold conditions prevailing in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley. The recent snowfall in the higher reaches led to the closure of several roads, including Razdan Pass, Zojila Pass, Kishtwar-Anantnag Road, Mughal, Phirkiyan Gali, Machil, Sadna Top, and Srinagar-Sonamarg Road.
While traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway and Srinagar-Sonamarg–Gumri road has been restored and is moving normally, the historical Mughal road connecting south Kashmir’s Shopian district with the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu division remains closed due to accumulated snowfall.
Snow clearance operations are underway on other far-flung routes, according to J&K Traffic Police.
The minimum temperatures recorded are as follows: Srinagar – 4.2 degrees Celsius with 9.2mm of rainfall, Qazigund – 3.6 degrees Celsius with 31.4mm of rainfall, Pahalgam – 2.2 degrees Celsius with 7.2mm of rainfall, Kupwara – 4.2 degrees Celsius with 29.8mm of rainfall, Kokernag – 6.2 degrees Celsius with 5.8mm of rainfall, and Gulmarg recorded a low of -1.5 degrees Celsius with 22.2mm of rainfall, as reported by the Meteorological office.