Srinagar: After several days of rain, the 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 23 and isolated showers on April 24,” a meteorological department official 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 20-22. 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 till 8:30 a.m., while the summer capital of J&K 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, the official said.
Pahalgam received 16.7mm during the time while the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of 1.4°C against 3.4°C on the previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, received 4.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 4.8°C against the previous night’s 5.1°C, the official said.
Kupwara received 8.0mm of rain while the north Kashmir district recorded a low of 4.8°C against 5.7°C on the previous night, the official said.
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.