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Snowfall, rain likely from tomorrow: MeT

A fresh western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining areas is likely to affect the state from March 15 to 18, says an official of the meteorological department.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2014 21:19 IST
HT Correspondent

A fresh western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining areas is likely to affect the state from March 15 to 18, says an official of the meteorological department.


"Under the influence of this weather system, moderate to heavy rain and snow would occur at many places on March 15 and16, and at most places on March 17 and 18," said the official.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of -1.9° Celsius, as against the Thursday nights' -2 ° Celsius, a MeT official said.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum temperature of -4.6° Celsius as against the previous nights -4.4° Celsius, added the official.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of -7° Celsius as against Thursday night's -7.6° Celsius, a MeT official said.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of -2.6° Celsius as compared to the Thursday night's -2.8° Celsius.

Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of -2° Celsius as compared to previous nights -1.6° Celsius, a MeT official said.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of -1° Celsius as against the Thursday night's -0.9° Celsius, a MeT official said.

Kargil recorded a minimum temperature of -14.8° Celsius as against the previous night's -10.2° Celsius, while Leh recorded a minimum temperature of -6.4° Celsius, as against previous nights -8.2° Celsius, a MeT official said.
Forecast

The MeT department has forecast heavy to very heavy rain and snowfall, thunder squall accompanied by hailstorm at isolated places over the state during the next 96 hours.

Snowfall is also likely at a few places in Ladakh region particularly in Zojila, Drass and Kargil, they added.

Power status
Meanwhile, power supply across Kashmir was restored in some districts, while as power restoration work is on, after badly affected and suspended soon after the snowfall began in the valley on Tuesday.

"In Srinagar almost 100% power was restored, while in Baramulla 90%, Pulwama 70%, Anantnag 45%, Kupwara 75%, Bandipora 80%, Shopain 60% and Ganderbal 90%," said Basheer Ahmed, power development department (PDD) chief engineer.

"PDD men are on work. Complete restoration across Kashmir would be completed within two days," said Ahmed.