SRINAGAR — Rain lashed Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu division, bringing mercury down, amid the forecast for ‘erratic weather’ by meteorological department on Thursday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar received 3.3mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. While the minimum temperature settled at 7.8°C against 9.4°C on the previous night in the capital. The mercury was 0.2°C above normal for this time of the season.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 0.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 6.2°C against 7.8°C on the previous night.
Pahalgam received the highest rainfall of 26.4mm while the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a minimum of 2.9°C against 4.2°C on the earlier night.
Kokernag received 3.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 5.5°C against previous night’s 7.5°C.
Kupwara received 1.0mm of rain while it recorded a low of 6.6°C against 7.0°C on the previous night.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 10mm of rain and recorded a low of 0.5°C against minus 2.5°C on the previous night.
Jammu district received 0.0mm of rain, Banihal 0.4mm, Batote 4.4mm, Katra 0.0mm, Banihal 2.6mm and Kathua 0.0mm, the official added.
Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said that erratic weather shall continue till the weekend. (GNS)