Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, more rain, snow in offing

Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, more rain, snow in offing

05:25 PM

Snowfall in KashmirRain and snow continues to lash the hilly states of North India, particularly Jammu and Kashmir. Most places of the states such as Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Rajaouri and Poonch have been reporting snowfall since morning hours.

The Kashmir Valley continued to be cut off from the rest of the country as Jammu-Srinagar Highway remained suspended for the second consecutive day. Flight operations at the Srinagar airport were also shut.

However, intensity and spread have been less over the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In fact, the snowfall activity has been confined to higher reaches of the states but rainfall has been drenching several places.

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These rains have dropped the both the maximum and minimum temperatures significantly, paving way for extremely cold conditions across the region. Day temperatures have been 8-12 degrees below the normal average. In fact, the diurnal variation, the difference between maximum and minimum temperature, has reduced to mere 4-5 degrees or even less. This phenomenon, that too so early in the winter season, is not a common scenario.

Let us have a look at the maximum and minimum temperatures:

Temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir

Further, we do not expect any relief from the ongoing rain and snow across the region. All thanks to the passage of back to back Western Disturbances across Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Skymet Weather, weather conditions would continue to be favourable for rain and snow for the next 48 hours. Jammu and Kashmir is most likely to see moderate to heavy rains and snow, while Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand would see scattered activity during the same time.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have already issued helpline numbers in several districts for people in case of an emergency during snowfall and rains.

IMAGE CREDIT: The Indian Express

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