Srinagar, April 21: Rains lashed parts of Kashmir Valley even as minimum temperatures rose amid cloud cover, officials said on Wednesday.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received traces of rain while it recorded a low of 10.4°C against 8.9°C on the previous night. It was 1.5°C above normal in the summer capital of J&K.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 2.0mm of rain during 24 hours till 0830 hours and recorded a low of 7.4°C against previous night’s 4.9°C, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, received 3.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 5.3°C against 1.4°C on the previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 5.2mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 4.8°C, the official said.
Kupwara in north Kashmir had 0.3mm of rain and recorded a low of 7.7°C against 4.5°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 1.6mm recorded a low of 1.4°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Fairly widespread light rain/TS is expected in Jammu and Kashmir,” the official said regarding the forecast for next 24 hours.
For subsequent two days, the official said that “widespread light to moderate rain/TS are expected” in Jammu and Kashmir. gns