Weather to Improve From Today

SRINAGAR — As fresh rains lashed plains and snow on upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, weatherman has forecast “significant” improvement  in the weather from Thursday afternoon.  

“As predicted, light to moderate rain with snow over higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir occurred at widespread places. The present weather system is likely to continue till tomorrow (Thursday) forenoon,” Director Meteorological department sonam Lotus said.  “There would be significant improvement in weather from tomorrow afternoon in whole J&K,” he said.  Thereafter, he said,  weather is most likely to remain dry till 23rd April.  “There’s no forecast of any adverse weather for J&K,” he added.

Earlier a Met official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.8 degrees Celsius last night against 7.9 degrees Celsius normal for this time of the season.

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received 6.5 mm of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours, he said. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 9.2 degrees Celsius and had 6.0mm rainfall during the time while the mercury in Kokernag town in south Kashmir settled at a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius and it had rain of 3.7mm, the official said.The famous health resort of Pahalgam, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 5.4 degrees Celsius and rainfall of 7.6 mm during the time.Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a minimum of 7.3 degrees Celsius and had rainfall of 15.8mm, highest in entire Valley.

Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, witnessed a low of 2.3 degrees Celsius and rainfall of 11.6 mm. 

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