SRINAGAR — Rains lashed Kashmir even as minimum temperatures remained considerably above the normal, weatherman said on Monday.
Quoting an official from the meteorological department, GNS reported that Srinagar received 3.1 mm of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours on Monday while mercury settled at 11.2°C against previous night’s 12.2°C.
The temperature was above by 5.1°C in Srinagar for this time of the year, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 1.2 mm of rain and recorded a low of 7.4°C against 8.2°C on the previous night, he said.
Pahalgam received 13.0 mm of rain while mercury settled at 7.0°C against 6.9°C on the earlier night at the famous resort in South Kashmir.
Kokernag, also in South Kashmir, received 2.6 mm recorded a low of 10.7°C against previous night’s 7.2°C, the official said.
The minimum temperature settled at 8.7°C in Kupwara against 7.7°C on the previous night, the official said. The North Kashmir district received 15.6 mm of rain during the time, he said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.5°C against 2.0°C on the previous night and had 21.4 mm of rain. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the year, the official added.
The meteorological department has forecast “fairly widespread light to moderate rain, snow or thunderstorm in Kashmir and Pir Panjal range of Jammu division” in the next 24 hours. “There will be mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu division,” the official said.
For next two days, the weather office has predicted “isolated very light rain/thunderstorm.” (GNS)