Weather To Improve From Today, To Remain Dry For Now
Srinagar, Nov 5: Rains lashed plains while upper reaches received fresh snowfall, bringing mercury down across Kashmir Valley.
Reports and officials said that rains lashed Srinagar and other plains, mostly in the afternoon, while fresh snowfall on higher reaches was reported since overnight.
Due to the weather system, the day temperatures plummeted across the Valley while mercury witnessed increase during the nights.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded maximum of 10°C against 16.6°C on previous day. The temperature was minus nine degrees Celsius than the normal for tjis time of the year, he said.
Mercury settled at 5.6°C against 1.8°C on the previous night, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded maximum of 11.6°C while it had minimum temperature of 3.2°C, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded maximum of 8.8°C and a low of 2.2°C against minus 2.8°C on previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded maximum temperature of 11.1°C against minimum temperature of 3.1°C against 1.7°C on previous night, the official said.
Kupwara town in the north Kashmir recorded maximum of 8.5°C and a low of 6.7°C against 0.7°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded maximum of2.6°C and minimum of 1.0°C against minus 2.5°C on previous night, the official said.
The meteorological department has said that there was no forecast for any major snowfall fow now
While isolated to scattered light rain and thundershower or snow has been predicted over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours, the weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather for at least next week.”