Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley and Banihal area of Jammu division received a rainfall overnight while the minimum temperature increased across the Valley, weatherman said on Tuesday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 6.6°C against 5.8°C on the previous night.
The temperature was around six degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where 2.2mm of rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of 4.0°C against 3.0°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 3.4mm during the time.
The mercury settled at 3.2°C at Pahalgam against minus 1.2°C on the earlier night while it recorded 3.2mm of rainfall.
Kokernag, recorded a low of 3.4°C against 4.0°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 2.2mm.
The minimum temperature settled at 6.2°C in Kupwara against 4.0°C on the previous night and recorded rainfall of 4.6mm.
Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of 0.0°C against minus 0.6°C on the earlier night and recorded fresh rain/snow of 4.8mm, the official said.
In Jammu division, Banihal received rainfall of 1.2mm and lowest minimum temperature — 6.1°C — among the observatory stations while winter capital, Jammu, recorded a low of 15.2°C, the official said.
MeT has forecast erratic weather throughout the week with possibility of heavy rain/snowfall at some places in Jammu and Kashmir on February 25 and 26.
According to the MeT official the weather may cause disruptions of flights and slippery road conditions in Banihal, Ramban, Zojila, Mugal road etc during the two days.
For February 26 and 27, the weatherman has issued a “yellow warning” for “isolated heavy rains/snow/thundershowers” in Kashmir as well as Jammu divisions.
The colour codes signify the level of caution: green — means no action, yellow — situation to be watched, amber — government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red — action needed by the agencies. (GNS)
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