Fresh snowfall, heavy rain forecast in J&K

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Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and heavy rain occurred in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Thursday as the Met forecast inclement weather during the next 24 hours.

“Fresh snowfall has occurred in the higher reaches and heavy rain in plains of J&K during the last 12 hours.

“More snowfall and rain is likely to occur in the state during the next 24 hours”, an official of the MeT department said.

Fresh snowfall in the Bannihal sector blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Minimum temperature in Srinagar was 0.6 while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 0.1 and minus 3.2, respectively.

Leh town recorded minus 2.6, Kargil minus 12.6 and Drass minus 5.3 as the minimum temperatures in the Ladakh region.

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Jammu city had 11.7, Katra town 9.7, Batote minus 1.6, Bannihil 0.2 and Bhaderwah minus 1.0 as the night’s lowest temperature.

–IANS

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