Weather likely to improve in J&K

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Srinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) After fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, the Met office on Thursday forecast improvement in the weather conditions.

“Weather is likely to improve in Jammu and Kashmir from today. We are expecting dry weather till November 21,” a Met official said.

There has been fresh snowfall in Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Peer Ki Gali, Drass, Gurez and other mountainous areas of the state while light rains lashed the plains.

Kargil continued to be the coldest in the state as the minimum temperature dropped to a minus 6.8 degrees Celsius. Leh town recorded a minus 2.8 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.

The night’s lowest temperatures were 3.3 in Srinagar, minus 3.0 in Pahalgam and minus 4.0 in Gulmarg.

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In the Jammu division, Jammu city recorded 9.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 8.8, Batote 3.8, Bannihal 1.8 and Bhaderwah 3.4 as the minimum temperatures.

Traffic has been suspended on the Srinagar-Leh Highway and the Mughal Road due to snowfall.

–IANS

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