SRINAGAR — Amid forecast for more rains, night temperatures rose across Kashmir Valley.
An official from meteorological department said that the minimum temperature settled at 7.8°C against 6.4°C on the previous night in Srinagar.
The temperature in the summer capital, which received 8mm of rains in the last 24 hours, was 0.2°C above normal for this time of the season.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 7.2°C against 4.0°C on the previous night and received rainfall of 9.6mm during the time.
Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 4.0°C against 0.9°C on the earlier night while it received 13.6mm of rain.
Kokernag recorded a low of 5.8°C against previous night’s 4.8°C while it had 6.0mm of rain.
Kupwara recorded a low of 5.2°C against 5.1°C on the previous night and received 8.6mm of rain.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against 0.0°C on the previous night while it received 14.6mm of rain.
“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 14 night to 15,” Director meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.
For next 24 hours, the MeT office has 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 subsequent two days, the MeT office said there is possibility of “isolated to scattered light Rain/thundershowers/Snow.” (GNS)