The temperature at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh, dipped from last 2 days and the region is bracing up with season’s first heavy snowfall. An official of the weather department said that Leh continued to be the coldest place recorded in the state as having the temperature minus 9.7 degrees Celsius, which now come to minus 4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. As most of the Hindu religion people want to know about the weather of Vaishno Devi, we are informing you that the regardless of the continues rain, devotees moving towards the Bhawan. On Monday, the helicopter service was stopped due to bad weather, but battery car service was available as usual.
The officials of the metrological department said that the Srinagar-Leh highway which is connecting the frontier Ladakh region was closed for traffic for the winter season, ahead of heavy snowfall.
The MET Office has said a western disturbance affect the state till 15 December, with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea and they already warned of heavy rains and snowfall earlier. The western disturbance is a storm which starts in the Mediterranean region become the reason to brings winter rain to northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.
The Zojilla Pass which is only around 140 km far from Srinagar, is a vital crossing point on the mountainous highway and receives the heaviest snowfall in winter. This highway is shutting down for about five months every year.
The chief minister of Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has directed all departments to gear up in view of the weather forecast and deploy their proper services of men and machinery for the convenience of the people. She directed to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation and urban local bodies, that there should not be any delay in clearance operations of snow, for this, she directed positioning of snow clearance machines at critical spots to cleared it in a minimum time.