Weather improves across Jammu and Kashmir


After widespread rain and heavy snowfall, weather across Jammu and Kashmir improved on Friday.

A view of the snow-covered agricultural field after Kashmir witnesses bright sunny morning.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

An official of the MET department said, “the western disturbance that caused rain and heavy snow is moving out. The weather has already improved and we are expecting further improvement during the next 24 hours.”

Heavy snow in the Kashmir Valley over the past 24 hours triggered avalanches and landslides at various places.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 1.0  while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius.

The ski resort Gulmarg was at minus 7.5 and tourist destination Pahalgam was at minus 4.3.

Leh town in Ladakh was at minus 6.5 and Kargil minus 16.6, Drass recorded minus 9.4.

Jammu city was at 6.1, Katra 5.9, Batote minus 2.5 while Banihal and Bhaderwah were at minus 0.4 degree Celsius


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