Srinagar: Rains continue in plains of Kashmir Valley while its upper reaches received fresh snow on Monday.
The Meteorological department has predicted more widespread rain in plains and snow in upper reaches till March 23 and also urged people to be alert and cautious against thunderstorms and lightning besides warns about avalanches and flash floods or mudslides.
“People are urged not to sit under trees or iron poles.”
“Widespread moderate rain/snow is most likely to continue till tomorrow (March 24). Heavy to very heavy rain/snow is most likely at scattered places of JK,” Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.
He urged people to be alert and cautious against “possible” thunderstorms and lightning.
“Please don’t sit under trees, iron poles etc,” Sonam Lotus said and also urged people to be wary of avalanches and flash floods or mudslides. Lotus also said there could be waterlogging in low lying areas.
Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded a low of 7.4°C same as on the previous night while the capital received 9.4 m.m. of rain in the last 24 hours.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 6.1 m.m. of rain and recorded a low of 7.3°C against 5.7°C on the previous night while mercury settled at 4.3°C against 0.1°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir which it received 12.4 m.m. of rain during the last 24 hours.
Kokernag recorded a low of 5.7°C against previous night’s 6.0°C while it received 8.8 m.m. of rain.
The minimum temperature settled at 4.8°C in Kupwara against 5.3°C on the previous night while it received the highest rainfall of 20.6 m.m. during the time, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of minus 0.5°C against 2.0°C on the previous night. It also received rain/snow equivalent to 16 m.m. (GNS)