Srinagar: Amid increase in minimum temperatures across Kashmir Valley, weatherman on Thursday forecast wet weather on March 6 and 7.
Quoting an official from meteorological department, GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.9°C against 2.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal for this time of the year in the capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2°C against 1.4°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at 2.1°C in the famous resort of Pahalgam against 0.5°C on the earlier night.
Kokernag recorded a low of 3.4°C against 2.5°C on the previous night.
The minimum temperature settled at 3.4°C in Kupwara against 0.2°C on the previous night.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.0°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night, the official said.
“Fairly widespread” rains have been predicted for March 6 while widespread rains (76-100% predictability) have been forecast on March 7.
The weatherman has also issued ‘yellow warning’ for “isolated heavy rain/snow/thunder/lightning/hail” on March 7.
The weatherman also said that the weather system may impact surface traffic due to landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world.
Four types of colour codes signify the level of caution: Green which 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)