MeT forecasts light to moderate rain, snow; night temp drops at most places in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 13(GNS): Weather department here has forecast light to moderate rain and snow at widespread places in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that there is also possibility of light rain and snow at a few places on Thursday. Generally dry weather is expected from March 15-20, he said.

Regarding temperature, he said, most places witnessed a drop with Srinagar recording a minimum of 5.4°C against 5.9°C on the previous night.

It was above normal by 1.7°C for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year, the MeT official said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 3.4°C against 5.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.1°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 0.5°C against 1.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 4.2°C against 4.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.7°C above normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 4.5°C against 4.0°C on the previous night and it was 2.2°C above normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 1.2°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 2.1°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 14.1°C and it was above normal by 0.1°C for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal recorded a low of 5.6°C, Batote 7.5°C and Bhaderwah 5.1°C, he said. (GNS)

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