Rains and snowfall continue in IIOJK



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, rains and snowfall continue to lash the territory even as the weather department forecast more precipitation in next 24 hours before “significant” improvement from May 9. rainfall over the past 24 hours, in most parts of the Valley, and snowfall, in some areas, have sent the mercury plummeting and people had to pull out their winter clothes again.

“Today is going to be rainy, cloudy and cold. A significant improvement is very likely from tomor-row,” a Meteorological department official said.

However, he said while “mainly clear weather” was expected tomorrow but rain/thunderstorms in the late afternoon or evening can’t be ruled out at some places.”

From May 10-15, he said, weather was expected to be “mainly dry” along with a rise in temperature. “Expect warmer days,” he said. Meanwhile, unseasonal snowfall in parts of Kashmir brought back the winter-like conditions in the valley while several incidents of tourists and nomadic people getting stuck due to inclement weather were also reported, officials said.—KMS