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SRINAGAR: Woollens are out in Kashmir valley as the maximum and the minimum temperature witnessed a considerable drop due to cloudy sky and rain since early this morning.

People woke up to a cloudy morning in the summer capital, Srinagar which was followed by rain, resulting in a considerable drop in the maximum temperature. People were seen wearing sweaters and jackets in Srinagar to keep themselves warm following chilly conditions.

A Met department spokesperson said sky would be partly cloudy on Thursday in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures would be about 25 degree and 10 degree respectively.

“There was no prediction of rainfall as such. This sudden spell of rainfall is because of unexpected Western disturbances,” said Sonum Lotus, director metrological department, Srinagar. “The weather will improve from tomorrow morning.”

According to reports upper reaches of Shopian district witnessed heavy hailstorm.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar was 11.8 degree celsius – which is 6 degrees above normal at this time of the year.

Meanwhile, world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, health resort of Pahalgam and areas near hills also witnessed rain since early this morning, resulting in cold. People in these areas were seen wearing the  traditional pheran to fight the chill.

The spokesperson said the sky in Leh in Ladakh region would be partly cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 21 degree and six degree respectively.

 

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