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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: Amid forecast for “mainly dry” weather this week, the minimum temperatures increased in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Wednesday. A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 2.8°C against 1.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.6°C above normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said. Qazigund recorded a low of 1.4°C against 0.7°C on the previous night while the mercury settled…

Srinagar: Higher reaches of Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall while rains lashed plains of Kashmir Valley, weatherman said on Saturday. A meteorological department official told GNS that Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir received rain or snow of 23.2mm in last 24 hours till 0830 hours. The resort, the venue for the ongoing second Khelo India Winter Games, also recorded a low of minus 2.2°C against minus 0.8°C previous night, the official said. Reports about…

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday issued avalanche warning for eleven districts of Jammu and Kashmir besides Leh district of Ladakh. “Medium danger (yellow alert) avalanche warning has been issued by Disaster Management Authority for higher reaches of District Kishtwar, Kupwara and Bandipora,” officials said. Besides low danger, the officials said (yellow alert) avalanche warning exists for higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, Ganderbal and Leh Districts. Meanwhile, authorities have advised the people…

Srinagar: The Meteorological department (MeT) here has predicted light rains and snow in upper reaches of Kashmir today. Director MeT Sonam Lotus said that as per the forecast, the upper reaches of the valley would receive light snowfall at isolated places on Wednesday. “However, there is no forecast of any major weather activity till next week,” he said. “The weather is likely to remain partly cloudy with possibility of light snowfall at isolated places on…