SRINAGAR — Amid forecast for erratic weather this week, parts of Kashmir Valley including Gulmarg received rainfall on Wednesday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 12.6°C against 13.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.9°C above normal for this time of the season in the capital where traces of rain was recorded in the last 24 hours.
Qazigund recorded a low of 10.8°C against previous night’s 11.2°C and it was above normal by 2.7°C in the town. It received 3.2mm of the rain during the time.
Mercury settled at 9.0°C against 7.0°C on the previous night in Pahalgam which received light rains during the time. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal for this time of the season in the resort.
Kokernag had 6.4mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 9.4°C against normal of 9.3°C.
Kupwara received 6.0mm of rain and recorded a low of 11.2°C against 10.1°C on the previous night and the temperature was above normal by 2.8°C for this time of the season in the district.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, received 22.4mm of rain during the last 24 hours and recorded a low of 4.6°C against 7.2°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.3°C temperature above normal in the resort.
“Scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain/thunder (is expected) in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours,” the official said.
Regarding the forecast for next two days, he said, “Scattered to fairly widespread light rain/thundershowers are expected in J&K.” (GNS)