Snowfall breaks month-long dry spell in Kashmir’s southern region

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Snow-covered Mughal Road leading to Peer Ki Gali
Snow-covered Mughal Road leading to Peer Ki Gali | Photo Credit: Owais Yatoo

SRINAGAR — After enduring a month-long dry spell, the Kashmir region is finally witnessing a respite as snowfall graces the southern part of the valley. According to reliable sources, the snowfall commenced at Peer Ki Gali in Shopian district along the historic Mughal Road.

As of the filing of this report, the snowfall was still ongoing in the area, marking a significant shift in the weather pattern.

Simultaneously, meteorologists are predicting isolated to scattered light rain and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days.

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The Meteorological Office has issued a precautionary advisory spanning from January 28 to January 31, cautioning residents about the likelihood of temporary road closures in higher altitudes and crucial passes such as Sinthan Pass, Mughal Road, Sadhna and Razdan Pass, Zojila, among others.

Travellers are strongly urged to plan their journeys accordingly, as emphasized by a statement from a Meteorological Department official.

Looking ahead to February 1, there is a potential for light rain or snow at scattered locations, adding an element of uncertainty to the region’s weather forecast.

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