Overnight Rains Dip Temp in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR – The weather on Tuesday turned cold as incessant rain lashed the capital, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley.

A Met department spokesperson told UNI that light to heavy rain would occur during the next 24 hours in the valley under the influence of Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.

After witnessing above normal maximum and minimum temperatures on Monday, heavy rain lashed Srinagar and its outskirts early on Tuesday morning, resulting in chilly weather condition. Normal life was affected as many roads in the city were waterlogged, affecting pedestrian and vehicles movement, which otherwise is normal in the early hours. Rain also affected early morning walkers, who remained confined to their homes, due to heavy rain.

However, as the day progressed, sun played hide and seek in the city though the weather turned pleasant.

The spokesperson said that skies will be mainly clear to partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 27 degree and 11 degree, respectively. The maximum temperature in the summer capital recorded on Monday was over 2 degree above normal.

Moderate rain also lashed the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, resulting in dip in the temperature. However, the ski resort remained deserted as the tourists were asked to leave by the authorities before Article 370 and Article 35A were scrapped by the centre on August 5.

Health resort of Pahalgam, which also remained deserted since August 5, also received early morning rain, resulting in chilly weather condition.

Rain also lashed Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kokernag.

 

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