SRINAGAR — Meteorological department on Tuesday said that weather will remain erratic with intermittent light to moderate rain in plains or snow on higher reaches of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh till Wednesday afternoon.
“Occasional heavy snowfall is possible on Zojila, Banihal-Ramban and prominent passes of Leh-Manali Highways during the period,” Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.
He said that a ‘significant’ improvement is expected from April 8 onwards in both J&K and Ladakh.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar received 3.0mm of rainfall in last 24 hours.The mercury settled at 8.8°C against 7.2°C on the previous night in the summer capital.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 1.0mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 8.0°C against 7.2°C on the previous night.
Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir, had 2.4mm of rain while it recorded a minimum of 5.9°C against 4.8°C on the earlier night.
Kokernag received 2.0mm of rain and recorded a low of 6.8°C against previous night’s 5.7°C.
Kupwara had 9.8mm of rain while it recorded a low of 6.4°C against 5.2°C on the previous night.
Gulmarg received 11.4mm of rain and light snowfall during the time while it recorded a minimum temperature of 0.8°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night, the official said. (GNS)