SRINAGAR — After several days of rain, weather improved in Kashmir Valley on Monday. The improvement, however, is expected to be brief as the weatherman has again forecast light rains in the next few days.
“Scattered light rain and thundershowers are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday besides widespread rain on April injured 23 and isolated showers on April 24,” an official from meteorological department said.
The weather department has also issued ‘yellow warning for “isolated thunder/lightning with gusty wind 30- 40-kmph” for both Jammu and Kashmir divisions for three days from April 20 to 22. There are four types of colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow — situation to be watched, amber – government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red – action needed by the agencies.
Meanwhile, the meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 9.6mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, while the capital recorded a low of 7.6°C against 7.8°C on the previous night.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 4.0mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 7.4°C against previous night’s 7.6°C.
Pahalgam received 16.7mm during the time while it recorded a low of 1.4°C against 3.4°C on the previous night.
Kokernag received 4.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 4.8°C against previous night’s 5.1°C.
Kupwara received 8.0mm of rain while it recorded a low of 4.8°C against 5.7°C on the previous night.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, received 7.0mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against 0.4°C on the previous night which was below 2.9°C than the normal for the area, the official said. (GNS)