SRINAGAR – The upper reaches received intermittent very light snowfall during the last 24 hours while rain lashed plains in the summer capital, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, resulting in further dip in the maximum temperature.
However, the minimum temperature remained slightly above normal due to cloudy skies in the valley, where wet weather is predicted during the next 72 hours.
A Met department spokesperson said that scattered light rain and thundershowers would occur during the next 24 hours in Kashmir valley under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.
However, he said that they are finding it difficult to gather information from other districts and far off places due to a gag on communication.
After witnessing slightly above normal night temperature, people woke up to chilly Monday morning due to overcast conditions in Srinagar, where people could be seen wearing sweaters and jackets to evade chill. As the day progressed intermittent light rain lashed the summer capital, resulting in dip in the day temperature. “The night temperature recorded in Srinagar improved about 1.5 degree from Sunday and settled at 10 degree,” he said, adding the maximum temperature settled about 4 degree below normal.
He said skies will be mainly clear to partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 22 degree and 8 degree, respectively.
Light intermittent rain occurred at world famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, resulting in chilly weather conditions. However, the upper reaches in the health resort continued to receive intermittent light snowfall during the last 24 hours. Sheshnag and the peripheral areas of Amarnath holy cave shrine, which got their first snowfall of the season on Saturday night, also received intermittent snowfall.
Light to moderate rain was also recorded in some other parts of the valley.