More rain, snow during next 24 hours

SRINAGAR: More rain and snow could occur during the next 24 hours in the Kashmir valley, where the minimum temperature was below normal yesterday.

A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon that moderate rain or snow would occur at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

However, he said, from April 24, the weather will improve.

He said due to snowfall on upper reaches and rain in plains during the past 24 hours, the maximum temperature dropped in the Valley.

In summer capital, Srinagar, the maximum yesterday was 16 degrees, seven notches below normal.

However, the minimum was about two degrees above normal, he said, adding the sky will be partly cloudy and will become generally cloudy tomorrow.

Ski resort of Gulmarg recorded one degree minimum temperature, two degrees below normal while at Pahalgam it was two degrees, two notches below normal. Elsewhere in the valley, the minimum and maximum temperatures also remained below normal.

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