Rains Lash Kashmir; Improvement Likely From Monday

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Srinagar- Moderate rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast improvement in weather from Monday onwards.

“Moderate rain occurred in the plains and light snowfall in the hills of the Valley and the Ladakh region during the last 24 hours.

“We are expecting improvement in weather from Monday onwards,” an official of the MET department said.

Meanwhile, a meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 24.8mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours till 8:30 a.m.

The rainfall also brought the minimum temperature down as Srinagar recorded a low of 7.2°C against 7.8°C on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 23.4mm of rain while as Pahalgam received 4.7mm during the time, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 16.2mm of rain, the official said.

Kupwara received 14.0mm of rain during the 24 hours, the official said.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 21.8mm of rain during the time, the official said.

Jammu district received 16.4mm of rain, Banihal 26.8mm, Batote 35.4mm, Katra 18.6mm, Bhaderwah 22.2mm and Kathua 4.4mm, the official added.

The official said the erratic weather will continue for now while dry weather was expected on April 19 when “there will be mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards evening or night”.

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