Rains, Snow Abate As MeT Forecast Improvement In Weather   

SRINAGAR — Rains and snow, which lashed Jammu and Kashmir intermittently from last five days, abated as meteorological department on Wednesday forecast improvement  in weather for now. 

“The weather will improve from today. There is possibility of very light rain/snow at a few places in next 24 hours,” a meteorological department official said.

In last 33-hours, some places in the state received  heavy snowfall with Banihal amassing 35 centimeters of snow followed by Kokernag 23 centimeters and Qazigund 17 centimeters.     

The MeT official said that Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, had 4 centimeters of fresh snow in 33-hours till 1730 hours while as it recorded a low of minus 10.0 degrees Celsius to be the coldest place in the Valley.

Pahalgam recorded 6 centimeters of fresh snow during the time and night temperature settled at minus 5.5 degree Celsius at the famous hill resort while Qazigund and Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius and minus 5.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

As per meteorological department, there was 2 centimeters of snowfall recorded in Kupwara in 24-hours and minimum temperature there settled at minus 0.7 degrees Celsius.

This summer capital of the state also witnessed 1.8mm of rainfall during the time and recorded a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius.  



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