MeT Predicts More Snow, Rain From April 14

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Srinagar: The weather department on Monday predicted fresh snowfall over higher reaches and rainfall in plains of Jammu and Kashmir from April 14, even as the night temperatures rose across the Valley after rainfall.

“There's no forecast of any severe weather till April 14. Expect another spell of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm (in plains) and snowfall over higher reaches during April 14th night to April 15,” Director meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.

For next 24 hours, the MeT office here forecast “isolated very light rain/thundershowers in the upper reaches of Kashmir and Pirpanjal range of Jammu division. Mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Regarding the outlook for the subsequent two days, the MeT office said there is a possibility of “isolated to scattered light Rain/thundershowers/Snow.”

Meanwhile, a meteorological department official said that the minimum temperature settled at 7.8 degree Celsius against 6.4 degree Celsius on the previous night in Srinagar. The temperature in the summer capital, which received 8mm of rains in 24 hours till 0830 a.m., was 0.2 degree Celsius above normal for this time of the season, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 7.2 degree Celsius against 4.0 degree Celsius on the previous night and received rainfall of 9.6mm during the time, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 4.0 degree Celsius against 0.9 degree Celsius on the earlier night while the famous resort in south Kashmir received 13.6mm of rain.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.8 degree Celsius against previous night’s 4.8 degree Celsius while it had 6.0mm of rain, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 5.2 degree Celsius against 5.1 degree Celsius on the previous night and received 8.6mm of rain, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.2 degree Celsius against 0.0 degree Celsius on the previous night while the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir received 14.6mm of rain, the official said.

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