SRINAGAR, Nov 8: The weatherman has predicted more rains and snow across Kashmir next week during which temperatures across the region will go down.
Director Meteorological (MeT) department, Sonum Lotus said that there is possibility of rain and snowfall across the Valley from November 12, saying that the wet weather would remain till November 15.
“The intensity of magnitude of rain and snowfall will be less as compared to last snowfall that was witnessed last Saturday,” he said.
Lotus said that besides higher reaches, plains may also experience fresh snowfall on November 14. “After November 15, there is prediction of dry weather for next few days,” he added.
Last Saturday, the higher reaches of Kashmir valley experienced season’s first snowfall that also resulted in the blockade of roads and affected the power supply across the Valley. Srinagar-Leh highway is still closed and so is Mughal Road.
The snowfall led to major breakdown in Kashmir and the power was restored after one day in majority of the areas.
And a partial cloud cover marginally improved minimum temperatures across the Kashmir valley today as the Ladakh region continued to reel under the first cold wave of the season.
“The cold wave conditions are likely to continue for another three days. We are expecting another spell of moderate rain and snow from November 12 to 14,” a MeT official said.
The minimum temperature improved to minus 0.4 degree Celsius in Srinagar against Wednesday’s minus 2.2 degree Celsius, while Pahalgam recorded minus 3.4 degree Celsius and Gulmarg minus 5.4 degrees Celsius.
Kargil town was the coldest in the State at minus 8.6 degree Celsius followed by Leh at minus 6.5 degrees Celsius.