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The Kashmir Valley witnessed heavy snowfall on 2nd of March, disrupting surface and air traffic and the Met office has forecast more rain and snowfall till today. Due to the Western Disturbances active over Jammu and Kashmir, weather conditions will remain the same. There will be more snowfall till 3rd of March, reported Met office director Sonam Lotus. Also Read - Vaccine Strategy or Another Lockdown? PM Modi to Chair All-party Meet Today as COVID Cases Surge
The Jammu–Srinagar highway was closed for all sorts of vehicular traffic because of heavy snowfall in Banihal sector and landslides in Ramban sector, an official said. Due to accumulation of snowfall on the runway and poor visibility, all flights from the Srinagar airport have been cancelled on 2nd of March, the official added. However, there is going to be decrease in precipitation level from Monday evening, says Lotus. Also Read - Mumbai-Darbhanga SpiceJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Patna Airport Due to Bad Weather
There has been eight cm of snowfall in Srinagar till 2nd of March morning while the minimum temperature was recorded at 0.4 degrees Celsius, said the Met director. “The minimum temperature was minus 3.2 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg while 42 cm of snowfall was recorded till Monday morning. The minimum temperature was minus 0.4 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam with 25 cm of snowfall,” Lotus said. The minimum temperature in Kargil was recorded at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius with six cm of snowfall. The minimum temperature in Leh was recorded at minus 0.9 degrees Celsius. In Jammu, the minimum temperature was 11.3 degrees Celsius, he further added.
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