Climate Change

MeT forecasts erratic weather till April 7 in JK, Ladakh

Srinagar: Meteorological department on Tuesday said that weather will remain erratic with intermittent light to moderate rain in plains or snow on higher reaches of JK and Ladakh till Wednesday afternoon.

“Occasional heavy snowfall is possible on Zojila, Banihal-Ramban and prominent passes of Leh-Manali Highways during the period,” Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said. He said that a “significant” improvement is expected from April 8 onwards in both JK and Ladakh.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar received 3.0mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours till 08:30 am. He said that the mercury settled at 8.8°C against 7.2°C on the previous night in the summer capital of JK.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 1.0mm of rain during the time and it recorded a low of 8.0°C against 7.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, had 2.4mm of rain while as it recorded a minimum of 5.9°C against 4.8°C on the earlier night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 2.0mm of rain and recorded a low of 6.8°C against previous night’s 5.7°C, the official said.

Kupwara had 9.8mm of rain while the north Kashmir district recording a low of 6.4°C against 5.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg received 11.4mm of rain and light snowfall during the time while the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded a minimum temperature of 0.8°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night, the official added.


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