Srinagar: Parts of north Kashmir received light rains while night temperatures recorded a slight dip in Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Thursday.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 4.2°C against 6.2°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was minus 0.5°C below normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.8°C against 5.2°C on the previous night while mercury settled at 1.1°C against minus 3.7°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.6°C against the previous night’s 5.0°C, the official said.

The minimum temperature settled at 1.8°C in Kupwara against 5.2°C on the previous night while the north Kashmir district had 1.4mm of fresh rain in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.5°C against minus 0.5°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature at the world-famous skiing resort which received nearly 3ft fresh snowfall last week was above normal by 0.8°C for this time of the year, the official said. It also had 0.8mm of rainfall during the time.

“Light rain may occur at isolated places of Kashmir towards evening. There’s no forecast of any major rainfall activity till the 20th. As of today, it looks like 70% chance of light to moderate rain /snow during 21-23rd with a peak on 22nd in J&K and at Sonmarg -Drass axis,” Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said.


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