Wet spell to continue till April 12 in valley: MeT Department

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Srinagar: As the rains continued to lash plains since Sunday afternoon, the higher reaches of the valley including the famous tourist destinations including Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg received a fresh snowfall today.

The higher reaches, including the world-famous ski resort, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg received a thin layer of fresh snowfall, an official in the Meteorological Department said.

He informed that as per the prediction, the light to moderate rains would continue to occur at many places during the next 48 hours in the state.

The intermittent rains continued to lash valley since Sunday afternoon.

Officials said that the wet spell across the valley would continue till April 12 under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which according to them is active in the region.

He informed that during the next 48 hours, besides intermittent rainfall, there would occasional sunshine as well.

The rains that continued since Sunday afternoon caused water logging at several places in Old City areas including Khanyar, Baba Demb and others, resulting in immense hardships to the pedestrians.

The locals appealed the concerned authorities to take immediate steps in this regard.

Meanwhile, officials in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) said that the corporation in wake of heavy rainfall had put its men and machinery on task to dewater the water logged areas in different parts of Srinagar city.

“Besides sucker machines and mobile pumps, the entire concerned sanitation staff was pressed into service,” officials said.

“Dewatering exercise was carried out in inundated areas which included Hari Singh High Street, Lal Chowk, Batamaloo, Bemina, Qamarwari, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Mehjoor Nagar, Hyderpora, Gogji Bagh, Chanpora etc.,” they added. (KNS)

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