Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley is bracing for a wet spell as mercury has dipped and sky remains overcast with chances of isolated to scattered light rain, snow and traces over Jammu and Kashmir forecast on Tuesday.
A Meteorological Department forecast of light to moderate rain/snow over higher reaches at many places during Wednesday evening to Friday forenoon. However, there are no forecast of any major rain/snowfall during this spell.
The Mughal road connecting Shopian district in south Kashmir with Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region and Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) road connecting Union Territory of Ladakh remained closed for the third consecutive day on Tuesday following snowfall.
Project Beacon, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) responsible for the maintenance of the road have pressed into service their men and machines to clear the snow from Zojila pass Gumri, India Gate, Capt Mode, Ranga Mode on the Ladakh highway.
Machhil road in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara and Bandipora road in Gurez, north Kashmir were also closed due to accumulation of snow.
However, traffic on Srinagar-Jammu National highway is plying normally.
Travelers though have been advised to undertake journey on the highway only after confirming the status of road from Traffic Units of Jammu and Srinagar as a precautionary measure.
The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius overnight against the minus 3.6 degrees of a day ago after it received over a foot of snowfall on Monday, while the tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded minus 1.6 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
Srinagar experiencing cold weather conditions with overcast sky after widespread rainfall caused on Monday recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Tourists on the fashionable Boulevard road on the bank of Dal Lake were seen in warm clothes and headgears leaving for outings for the day.
Qazigund in south Kashmir logged a low of 5 degrees Celsius, Kokernag 4.1 and Kupwara recorded a low of 2.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.