Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Milky waterfall Noori Chamb to woo tourists with improved infra | BSP mourns demise of Party's J&K General Secretary Som Nath | AP demands free of cost flu vaccination for BPL families | LMD Kishtwar recovers Rs 41000 fine from erring traders | Manjit Singh urges LG to frame policy for regularization for daily wagers | Amid India-China stand-off, 131 soldiers join Ladakh Scouts Regiment | PMEGP scheme enhancing businesses | Gulmarg receives seasons first snow fall | DDC flags off quick loan shoppee van of HDFC Bank | New fruit & vegetable market starts operations | Altaf Bukhari welcomes new entrants into party fold | Ace golfer Brig Abrol scores Hole-In-One at JTGC | Samoon distributes award among winner students of online Urdu essay competition | First NCC camp after coronavirus lockdown brings cheers on faces of cadets in Jammu | Free online national level Yoga workshop organized | Yoga & Health training programme concludes | DIC Ramban hosts awareness events to encourage entrepreneurship | Actor appeals LG to start film industry | NSS volunteer organises awareness programme | Wave Mall Association condoles demise of its Director | LPS extends best wishes to Abdul Samad in IPL matches | 11 including 3 critically injured in Chatroo accident | RM Public School organizes ‘Best Out of Waste’ competition | GDC RS Pura organizes slogan writing competition | DG CRPF rewards 6 personnel for COVID-control efforts | Narinder Singh criticizes doctors | Amit checks working of Covid Hospital Jammu | ‘Congress misleading farmers over Farm Bills’: Kavinder | Health Department of UT is like a lifeless statue: Mahajan Sabha | CF expresses concern over pathetic condition in GMC | CWA expressed concern over pathetic situation in hospitals | ABVP criticizes JU authorities | DDC Ramban discusses modalities at DLMC meeting | Senior Citizens express concern on bad condition of GMC Jammu | People with Metabolic syndrome at high risk in COVID-19 recovery: TMF | Udhampur : Police holds online Jan Sunwai | JKNPP to hold party elections on Oct 8 | Pak violates ceasefire in Rajouri's Nowshera, India retaliates | KCCC Greens wins inaugural tie | NCUARDS holds GB meeting | NC leader lies to dad, party irked! | ‘Medicos at CD Hospital Jammu ignoring COVID patients’ | Dr Jitendra Singh’s efforts go in a vain | J&K’s tax revenue plummeting | 39 ventilators turn defunct in absence of staff at Udhampur hospital | Rajouri: 14 years on, construction of HDD office complex yet to commence | Two sisters including COVID patient die in Qazigund accident | 3 yrs on, probe into Verinag Development Authority scam incomplete | Deserving bidder forced not to submit offer for supply of books at Degree College Ganderbal | COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 72 percent as 1937 patients recover, get discharged | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Redouble efforts to provide patient care: Atal Dulloo to GMC Administration | Recently recruited TRF militant arrested | JKPCC fails to finalise accounts amid decline in value of works: CAG | CB Kashmir Files FIR against ex-DC, others for allowing illegal stone crusher in Kupwara | CAG flags deficiencies in JKPDD, says J&K's power purchase deficit at Rs 14,871 cr in 2012-17 | CAG flags deficiencies in JKPDD, says J&K's power purchase deficit at Rs 14,871 cr in 2012-17 | Panchayat Ghar Nallah in shamble, no repairs done till date | Govt suspends two senior KAS officers | IGP Jammu reviews Border Security grid of Samba, Kathua, National Highway | Kashmiri pandit leader on hunger strike to draw Centre’s attention | Heavy hailstorm destroys kharif crops, vegetables in Kotranka | Power shut down | Govt resuming operation of Gulmarg Gondola Section-I on weekends from today | Pak shells forward areas along LoC in Rajouri | Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 hits Kashmir | Case registered after detection of fraud in joint private business in Jammu | Govt notifies officers’ training schedule for B2V3 | Ladakh records 56 new cases, two more deaths | Court awards seven years rigorous imprisonment in rape case | JKPC announces dis-association with ex-Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu | Back Issues  
news details
Srinagar turns white due to fresh snowfall affecting normal life
1/21/2020 10:16:10 PM
Early Times report

Srinagar, Jan 21 Srinagar, the summer capital of Union Territory (UT) Jammu and Kashmir, has turned white due to fresh snowfall since early Tuesday morning, disrupting normal life.
Roof and tree tops, besides electric poles and wires, plain fields and roads had turned white as people woke up this morning. However, the minimum temperature witnessed a surge though it was still sub zero in Srinagar. ''Against minus 2.4 degree, the minimum temperature was minus 1.2 degree,'' a Met department spokesman told .
He said there could be light to moderate snow or rain in Kashmir valley, including plains, during the next 24 hours.
Doctors and other experts have advised elderly, children and those with heart ailment and chest infection not to venture out of their houses in the morning and evening when the mercury goes down. Roads have become slippery due to fresh snowfall in the city.
There was still last week's snow on roof tops and both sides of inner roads and by-lanes in the city, where more snow since early morning made the situation worse.
The drivers were seen driving vehicles at a very slow speed to avoid accidents. Senior traffic police officials have also advised people to drive slowly to avoid skidding of vehicles.
Very few passenger vehicles could be seen on the roads in the morning.
However, the number increased as the day progressed. Similarly, shop and business establishments reopened only after 1000 hrs due to fresh snowfall and chilly weather conditions.
All hills surrounding Srinagar also witnessed moderate to heavy snowfall, clearly visible from world famous Dal Lake and other city areas. World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, tourist resort of Pahalgam and other parts of Kashmir received fresh light to moderate snowfall since early Tuesday morning, resulting in chilly weather conditions.
However, the night temperature improved and settled above normal due to overcast conditions across Kashmir valley, where light to moderate snow in predicted during the next 24 hours.
A Met department spokesperson told UNI light to moderate snow would occur at most places during the next 24 hours in Kashmir under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region. "The weather will be dry on Thursday though another spell of snow is predicted from Friday onwards under the influence of a fresh WD," he added.
Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, received over 2 inches of fresh snow, resulting in further dip in the day temperature. Kongdori and Apharwat, the highest point of the cable car project in Gulmarg, also received moderate to heavy snowfall.
The night temperature in the ski resort improved about 5 degree from Monday and settled at minus 8 degree. "Despite snow since early this morning, the tourists are out on ski slopes, which are already covered under several feet of snow, enjoying different activities," a hotelier told UNI over the phone.
Summer capital Srinagar again turned white due to fresh snowfall since early this morning, disrupting normal life. Roof and tree tops besides electric poles and wires, plain fields and roads had turned white as people woke up on Tuesday morning. However, the minimum temperature witnessed a surge and settled above normal. "Against minus 2.4 degree, the minimum temperature was minus 1.2 degree," a Met department spokesman told UNI.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, received about 5 inches of fresh snowfall since the wee hours on Tuesday, resulting in dip in the day temperature. But, the night temperature at the health resort improved and settled above normal on Tuesday due to overcast conditions. Against minus 9.4 degree recorded on Monday, the night temperature in Pahalgam was minus 3.9 degree.
The upper reaches in Pahalgam, including Chandanwari, received very light snowfall. Amarnath cave shine and its periphery, besides Sheshnag, Mahagung, Pisso top and Panjterni, also received light to moderate snowfall.
Several other parts of north Kashmir also received fresh snowfall. Light to moderate snowfall was also received at some places on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
The night temperature at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kokernag witnessed major improvement and settled at minus 2 degree, minus 1.9 degree and minus 3.1 degree respectively.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center