Weather to improve in J&K from Saturday

Srinagar, Nov 13: The weather across Jammu and Kashmir is likely to improve from Saturday as the Met Office said that the spell of rainfall in the state will end on Friday.

“Weather will start improving from tomorrow (Saturday) in Jammu and Kashmir. The moderate to heavy rainfall in the plains and snow in the higher reaches which had been forecast on Thursday would end on Friday evening,” an official of the Met department told media persons here on Friday.

The minimum temperature was 5.8 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on Friday while it was 5.6 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam, minus 2.2 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg, minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Leh town and minus four degrees Celsius in Kargil town of Ladakh region.

Fresh snowfall in Pir Ki Gali area of the Mughal Road that connects Kashmir Valley with the Rajouri district of Jammu region has also halted traffic on this road link.

The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the main artery of supplies for the landlocked valley, was, however, open for traffic on Friday.

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