SRINAGAR: The Meteorological Department predicted more rains and advised farmers to resume operations after the 21st. Meanwhile, the Srinagar administration has issued an advisory, urging people to avoid venturing around water bodies.

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Several areas of Kashmir, including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, received fresh rainfall on Thursday.

Reports of snowfall were also received from Sinthan Top, Zojila, Razdan Top, Sadhna Top, and Tulail in Gurez Valley today.

As a result of the prevailing weather conditions, temperatures across Kashmir have dropped significantly today.

The maximum temperature in Srinagar today was 17.7 degrees Celsius, compared to yesterday’s 22.5 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Qazigund recorded a maximum temperature of 15.5 degrees Celsius, down from yesterday’s 22.5 degrees Celsius.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 12.5 degrees Celsius, down from 19.4 degrees Celsius yesterday, while Kupwara recorded 14.5 degrees Celsius compared to yesterday’s 22.7 degrees Celsius.

However, Director of the Meteorological Department, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, has predicted more light to moderate rains until Friday evening.

MeT expects generally cloudy weather with light to moderate rain in most places and light snow over higher reaches, accompanied by thunder and lightning, until late evening or night tomorrow.

Dr Ahmad stated that there is a possibility of light rains at scattered places on April 20, with the weather expected to remain generally dry. He added that there is a possibility of afternoon thunderstorm activity at isolated places.

From April 26-27, the weather is expected to remain generally cloudy, with light rain and thunder expected at many places.

Moreover, the Meteorological Department has issued an advisory, advising farmers to resume farm operations after April 21st.

The advisory also warns of temporary disruption of surface transportation over a few higher reaches on April 19th, as well as temporary water logging in a few low-lying areas.

The general public is advised not to venture near streams, Nallahs, and other water bodies during the next 2-3 days, as there is a possibility of landslides, mudslides, and shooting stones at vulnerable places during April 18th and 19th.

In light of the prevailing weather conditions, the Srinagar district administration has issued an advisory, urging people not to venture around water bodies.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) advised people living on the left and right sides of the river Jhelum, its tributaries, and Nallahs to refrain from venturing in and around these water bodies until weather conditions improve.

Tourists, Shikarawalas, and others are also advised to take precautions before crossing the Dal Lake.

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