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Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, has been closed due to landslides triggered by incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that the highway was blocked for traffic movement at Panthayal and no vehicular movement shall be allowed on March 23 in view of the forecast by the MeT department. “Tomorrow (23-03-2021), no vehicular movement shall be allowed from either side on Jammu-Srinagar highway in view…

Kupwara: According to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, in view of active western disturbance and prediction of snow/rainfall, the people of the Kupwara district in general and people residing in the areas, like Keran, Karnah, Machil, Budnamal, Jumgund, Nowgam, Kumkadi and in the periphery of different Nallahs/rivers, prone to floods, sloppy areas of the district, in particular, are advised to refrain from venturing in avalanche-prone areas till the improvement of weather. In case of any urgency, the…

Srinagar: Amid advisory for widespread rains or snow, minimum temperatures increased across Kashmir Valley, officials said on Sunday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.4°C against 6.0°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was 4.7°C above normal for this time of the year in the summer capital of J&K, the official said. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.7°C against 4.4°C on the previous night…

Weather remained mainly dry throughout J&K and Ladakh on Saturday as the meteorological department said same weather condition is likely to continue during the next 24 hours till Sunday. “After 24 hours we are expecting a wet spell under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD) that is approaching the two union territories,” said an official of the MET department. Srinagar recorded 6 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 0.2 and Gulmarg 0.5 as the minimum temperature…

Temperature increased in Kashmir Valley amid forecast for wet spell next week, weatherman said on Friday. A meteorological department official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.8°C against 4.2°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was 1.1°C above normal for this time of the year in the summer capital of J-K, the official said. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.7°C…

Srinagar: Parts of north Kashmir received light rains while night temperatures recorded a slight dip in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Thursday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 4.2°C against 6.2°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was minus 0.5°C below normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.8°C against 5.2°C…

Srinagar: With the forecast for no “major rainfall activity” and moderate rains or snow “likely” on March 21 and 22, the mercury remained above normal in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Tuesday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.6°C against 6.3°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was 1.9°C above normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said. Qazigund, the gateway town…

Srinagar: Weatherman on Monday said there is no forecast for “major rainfall activity” this week even as moderate rains or snow are “likely” on March 21 and 22 in Jammu and Kashmir. “Today will be generally cloudy and dry. Light rain at isolated places is likely during subsequent days. There is no forecast of major rainfall activity till March 20, “Sonam Lotus, the Director of the local meteorological department, said, adding, “Moderate rain or snow…

Srinagar: Weatherman has predicted light to moderate rains in plains and snow over higher reaches in Kashmir Valley in the next 24 hours, officials said on Sunday. “Weather to remain overcast with light to moderate rain in plains and snow over higher reaches of Kashmir towards the afternoon and generally cloudy in Jammu region,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said. Meanwhile, a meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.8°C against 3.8°C…

Srinagar: Pahalgam and Kupwara received fresh snowfall even as rains relented after four days in Kashmir Valley, officials said on Saturday. The weatherman has already forecast erratic weather till March 15 with the possibility of more rains, especially on Sunday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 9mm of fresh rain in the last 24 hours till 0830 a.m. even as it recorded a low of 3.8°C against 2.2°C on the previous night. The…