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Rains Lash Kashmir, Snowfall Prediction from today

Wattandaily.com Reports; Rain and Snowfall in Kashmir: Rains and snowfall have graced different parts of Kashmir, with even Srinagar experiencing traces of rain. The meteorological department forecasts this wet spell to continue until February 21.

Temperature Variations: Temperature differentials have been noted across various regions. Srinagar recorded a low of 5.8°C, above normal for this time of year. Other areas like Qazigund, Pahalgam, and Kokernag also witnessed deviations from the usual temperatures.

Snowfall in Higher Reaches: Gulmarg, renowned for its skiing opportunities, received 3 cms of snowfall. The temperature there was notably above normal. This snowfall adds to the charm of the region’s scenic beauty.

Forecast for Jammu and Kashmir: The forecast predicts an extended wet spell until February 21, with possibilities of rain and snow in different regions. From February 19-20, heavier snowfall is anticipated in specific districts.

Impact on Travel and Agriculture: The weather conditions may lead to temporary road closures in higher altitudes and important passes. Travelers are advised to plan accordingly. Farmers are cautioned to adjust irrigation and drainage activities during this period.

Seasonal Transition: As the region transitions from ‘Chillai-Kalan’ to ‘Chillai-Khurd’ and eventually ‘Chillai-Bachha’, significant temperature drops are expected, typical of this time of year.

Advisory from Meteorological Office: The meteorological office advises caution during travel and agricultural activities due to the expected weather conditions. It’s essential to stay informed and take necessary precautions during this period of fluctuating weather.

Conclusion: The recent rainfall and snowfall in Kashmir, coupled with the forecast for continued wet weather, highlight the region’s seasonal beauty and the need for preparedness among residents and travelers alike.(WD)

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