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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: Fresh snowfall in mountains and incessant rain in plains occurred in J&K on Friday as the meteorological (MeT) department forecast inclement weather up to March 16. “Widespread moderate to isolated heavy rain/snow in Kashmir, scattered light rain in plains of Jammu. Expect gradual improvement from today evening. Thunderstorm with rain most likely at some places of south Kashmir. More rain/snow is expected to occur on March 14-15 after which dry weather is likely. “Remain…

As the cold continues to linger and shiver life, the winter-induced skin ailments have once again reared their ugly heads in the valley. To ward off these cold demons, many are resorting to good old methods to save their skin. The comforting click of the knitting needles can be heard in Syeda Begum’s room after many years. The octogenarian from Srinagar’s Bemina locality is interweaving a small pair of woolen socks from bright colored yarn…

Kashmir valley is expected to receive more rainfall over the next five days with slight respite on Sunday. The forecast issued by the Srinagar Meteorological Centre said the rainfall is expected on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. It said there are chances of reduction in intensity and distribution of rainfall on Sunday, a brief respite during the ongoing wet spell. The centre said that “scattered to widespread” rainfall is expected in Jammu and Kashmir from…

Srinagar: Rain and snow lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the meteorological (MeT) department said weather would remain erratic till March 15. “Weather to remain erratic till March 15th. Expect intermittent rain with thunderstorms and snow over higher reaches mainly during 11-13th. Erratic weather may affect Banihal-Ramban, Zojila highways due to landslides and snowslides, etc. “Farmers are advised to avoid spraying of orchards and other farm operations till March 15”, an official of the…

Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches and rain in the plains occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast dry weather during the next 24 hours. Gulmarg recorded 37cm of fresh snowfall during in the past 24 hours. “Weather is likely to remain dry during the next 24 hours in J&K and Ladakh,” an official of the MET department said. Srinagar recorded 5.2 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 2.1 and Gulmarg…

Srinagar: Gulmarg and other upper reaches in Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall as rains lashed other parts of the Valley. An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar received 3.2mm of rain as it recorded a low of 5.8°C temperature against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for this time of the year in the capital. Qazigund recorded a low of 4.8°C against 4.3°C on the previous night and received…

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures increased in Kashmir Valley amid forecast for rains in plains and snowfall in upper reaches, officials said on Sunday. A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.0°C against 4.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.3°C above normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said. Qazigund recorded a low of 4.3°C against 1.5°C on the previous night while the mercury…

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures decreased in Kashmir Valley amid forecast for rains, officials said on Saturday. An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.8°C against 4.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.0°C above normal for this time of the year in the capital. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.5°C against 2.3°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 1.8°C at…

Srinagar: An active Western Disturbance is going to affect Jammu and Kashmir from 6 March onward. Under its influence, light to moderate rain is possible in plains while moderate snowfall is expected in higher reaches on 07 March. There are also chances of light snowfall in some plains (25%). As per the weather departent, between 9 and 14 March, one or two more active Western Disturbances may affect JK. Free Press Kashmir is now…