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Cautions against avalanches, urges people not to sit under trees or iron poles Srinagar: Rains continued in plains of Kashmir valley while upper reaches received snow, officials said on Monday. The Meteorological department has predicted more widespread rain in plains and snow in upper reaches till tomorrow and also urged people to be alert and cautious against thunderstorms and lightning, urging them not to sit under trees or iron poles besides warning about avalanches and…

Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, shall remain closed tomorrow (Sunday), officials said on Saturday. https://twitter.com/Traffic_hqrs/status/1352937106100936707?s=20 “On January 25, no vehicular movement shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway from either side in view of the shooting stones and mudslides at several places on the thoroughfare and snow accumulation around the Jawahar Tunnel and inclement weather prediction issued by MeT department,” a traffic official said. The strategic thoroughfare…

Srinagar: Meteorological Department of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday said that light to moderate snowfall is expected in plains of Kashmir valley and rains in Jammu till the afternoon of January 24. “Expect a spell of light to moderate snowfall(scattered to widespread) in plains of Kashmir, hilly areas of Jammu, rain with thunder in plains of Jammu during later tonight till 24th (forenoon),” the weatherman said adding, “there is the possibility of heavy snow at…

Srinagar: As cold wave continues in Kashmir,  Srinagar on Friday recorded the minimum temperature of minus 7.6°C. A thick layer of fog had also enveloped various parts of Srinagar this morning. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 7.6°C, an increase of nearly one degree from the previous night’s minus 8.4°C, the coldest temperature recorded after 25 years. Meanwhile, the minimum temperatures…

Srinagar: Night temperatures plummeted further across Kashmir Valley with mercury settling at minus 8.4°C in Srinagar, the lowest temperature of the season so far and the coldest January night in the past 25 years, officials said on Thursday. Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus told GNS it was after 25 years that the mercury has settled as low minus 8.4°C in Srinagar. “As per our record minimum temperature of minus 8.3°C was recorded in 1995,” he…

New Delhi: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that the minimum temperature of Delhi dropped to 4.3 degrees Celsius and is likely to dip further in the coming days. According to reports, the weatherman issued an Orange Alert for the national capital along with Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, predicting severe to a very severe cold condition in these states today. Quoting an IMD official, reports said that Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for…

Srinagar: Night temperatures plummeted across Kashmir Valley with mercury settling at minus 7.8°C in Srinagar, the lowest temperature of the season so far and the coldest January night in the past eight years, the officials said on Wednesday. A meteorological department official told GNS that previously the mercury had plummeted in Srinagar to minus 7.8°C on 14 January 2012, minus 8.3°C in 1995 and minus 11.8 in 1991 besides lowest ever on 31 January 1893.…

Srinagar: Barring Gulmarg, night temperatures increased across Kashmir amid cloud cover, the weatherman said on Monday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 2.6°C on the previous night. Similarly, the mercury settled at minus 4.6°C in Pahalgam against minus 5.9 °C on the previous night in the world-famous skiing resort. Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of 0.2°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has issued high, medium and low level avalanche warnings for higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir. As per a communiqué received in this regard, high danger level (Orange alert) avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Poonch, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara And Bandipora districts. A medium level (yellow alert) avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches of Rajouri, Udhampur, Kulgam, Ganderbal And…

Srinagar: Light snow lashed Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on Tuesday amid sub-zero temperatures recorded overnight in most places across Kashmir. Amid heavy cloud cover, there was a light snowfall in Srinagar where minimum temperature settled at 0.0°C, a MeT official told said. The snow recorded in 24 hours till 0830 hours was equivalent to 0.8mm in Srinagar while Gulmarg received 23mm fresh snow, highest across the Valley, during the same time. Gulmarg,…