Night temp improves after rains, snowfall lashes Kashmir parts

Srinagar: Night temperature improved after parts of Kashmir valley experienced a fresh snowfall while plains including Srinagar received light rains on Monday.

Upper reaches of Kashmir valley including tourist hot spots of Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam received light to moderate snowfall on Sunday much to the delight of the tourists.

The Meteorological Department forecast of isolated light rain/snow over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours while widespread light to moderate rain or snow on January 11.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had a low of 0.9 degree Celsius on Monday against minus 0.1 degree Celsius recorded on Sunday. It was 2.8 degrees Celsius above normal during this period of the season. Srinagar also received 0.5mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours till 0830 hours Monday.

Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.5 degree Celsius against minus 3.7 degree Celsius a day ago. It also received 13.0mm of rainfall and 9.0 cms of snow during the past 24 hours till 0830 hours today.

Tourist hot spot of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.7 degree Celsius against minus 1.4 degree Celsius and it also received7.1mm of rainfall and 0.2 cms snowfall during the past 24 hours till 0830 hours today.

Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway had a low of 0.2 degree Celsius against minus 1.3 degree Celsius and it also received 0.8mm of rainfall while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.5 degree Celsius against minus 1.6 degree Celsius and it also received 0.7mm of rainfall till 0830hours on Monday.

The frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara recorded a low of 0.7 degree Celsius on Monday against minus 0.4 degree Celsius recorded the previous night. It also received 13.4mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours till 0830 hours today, the MeT office said.

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