Srinagar, Nov 10: Upper reaches including Gulmarg received fresh snowfall while intermittent rains lashed plains, bringing mercury down in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Friday.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours this morning, Srinagar received 17.5mm of rain, Qazigund 12.0mm, Pahalgam 6.4mm, Kupwara 29.8, Kokernag 5.8mm, Gulmarg 22.2mm (also 10.4 cm of snow), Jammu 42.0mm, Banihal 21.4mm, Batote 17.2mm, Bhaderwah 3.6mm, Katra 33.4mm, and Kathua 0.0mm. There are reports of snowfall at Sadhana Top, Phirkhiyan Gali Keran and Machil Kupwara as well as Bandipora district’s Razdan Top.
The MeT office has forecast “widespread rain in plains and snowfall over higher reaches till afternoon.
Thereafter, the MeT office said, there will be “gradual decrease in precipitation from late afternoon onwards.”
“From November 11-17, the weather is going to be mainly dry and days will be warmer”.
Regarding temperature, the MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 6.3°C and it was around 4°C above normal for the summer capital.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 4.7°C against and it was 6°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 6.2°C and it was 4°C above normal for the place, the officials said.
Jammu recorded a low of 13.8°C and it was normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 6.0°C (below normal by 1.0°C), Batote 6.6°C (above normal by 3.0°C), Katra 11.5°C (1.0°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 7.8°C (3°C above normal). (GNS)