Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, light rains lash plains in J&K

Srinagar : Upper reaches including Gulmarg received light snowfall while rains lashed plains in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. The weather department has forecast intermittent snowfall on higher reaches and light rain in plains during the next 24 hours in J&K.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that in last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Srinagar received 2.9mm of rain, Pahalgam 9.2mm, Kupwara 4.9mm, Jammu traces, Banihal 5.4mm and Bhaderwah 6.8mm while Gulmarg received 2.5cm of snowfall.

Regarding temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 7.0°C against 6.4°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 4.8°C for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 5.5°C against 5.0°C on the previous night and it was 4.6°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 2.4°C against 0.6°C on the previous night and it was 4.7°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of 5.0°C against 3.4°C on the previous night and it was 4.1°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.9°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 5.1°C against 4.2°C on the previous night and it was 6.1°C above normal for the north Kashmir area.

Jammu recorded a low of 15.5°C against 14.2°C on the previous night. It was 3.2°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 6.3°C (above normal by 3.3°C), Batote 7.7°C (above normal by 1.9°C), Katra 14.6°C (4.1°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 6.8°C (4.7°C above normal).

Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 3.4°C respectively, the official added. (GNS)

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