November 07, 2022 – Snowfall on hills and rain in the plains in the state has started the cold with a drop in the temperature. Light to moderate snowfall occurred at Pir Ki Gali, Sadana Pass, Zojila Pass, and Gulmarg. The snowfall has also affected the roads. Due to this, the Srinagar-Sonmarg-Gumri highway has also been closed apart from the Mughal road.
Snowfall was recorded around one foot at Sinthan Top. Due to this, the road connecting Kishtwar to Anantnag has been closed. Padar has also received 3-4 inches of snowfall. According to the Meteorological Centre, Srinagar, there may also be snowfall or rain in many areas during the next 24 hours.
Srinagar district received 27 mm of rain, Baramulla 23 mm, Bandipora 22 mm, Kulgam and Budgam 21 mm, and Pulwama 20 mm. Due to snowfall and rain, the temperature has decreased.
The minimum temperature in Gulmarg has reached minus 3.6 degrees Celsius. It rained after an intense thunderstorm in the Jammu district late on Saturday night. However, the sky remained cloudy on Sunday as well. During the last 24 hours, 16.2 mm of rain was recorded in the Jammu district and 17.0 mm in Katra.
On the other hand, in the Srinagar district, the maximum temperature has dropped by about seven degrees from regular to 12.7 degrees Celsius. Qazigund recorded a maximum temperature of 11.5 degrees Celsius with a decrease of eight degrees Celsius.
Pahalgam recorded a drop of 6 degrees Celsius with a maximum temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius, and Gulmarg recorded a decrease of 9 degrees Celsius with a maximum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius. Jammu district recorded a maximum temperature of 28.4 degrees Celsius.
Car slips on snow-covered Gulmarg-Butapathri road, six injured
Gulmarg. Six passengers were injured Sunday when a car skidded off Nagin on the snow-clad Gulmarg-Butapathri road in north Kashmir. The army helped rescue the wounded. After a four-hour rescue operation, all were taken to the hospital. It is said that despite the prohibition, the speed of this car going on a snow-covered road was very fast.
Power supply affected by the storm, damage to crops
The power supply was also disrupted at many places due to heavy rains and thunderstorms late on Saturday night. Transformers got burnt in many places, and wires broke. In Jammu city, the power supply was stalled for eight to 17 hours at many locations. This was the condition of the Basohli area of Kathua. This also led to water scarcity. Apart from this, crops have also been damaged by the storm. Farmers are upset due to the strong wind in Pargwal and Ramgarh of the Samba region, causing losses to their corps.