Nearly 1-Ft Fresh Snowfall In Gulmarg, Rains Drench Kashmir Valley

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Srinagar, April 23 (GNS): Plains in Kashmir Valley acquired extra rains whereas higher reaches together with the world well-known snowboarding resort of Gulmarg acquired recent snowfall, bringing mercury significantly down, officers mentioned on Friday.

A meteorological division official informed GNS that Srinagar acquired 37.4mm of rain within the final 24 hours until 0830 a.m. in the present day whereas it recorded a low of 4.6°C towards 8.6°C on the earlier night time. The temperature was 4.3°C beneath regular in the summertime capital of J&Okay for this time of the season, he mentioned.

Qazigund, the gateway city of Kashmir, acquired 15.4mm of rain through the time and recorded a low of three.6°C towards earlier night time’s 4.6°C, the official mentioned.

Pahalgam, the well-known resort in south Kashmir, acquired 21.4mm of rain and recorded a low of 0.8°C towards 3.3°C on the earlier night time, he mentioned.

Kokernag, additionally in south Kashmir, acquired 13.3mm of rain through the time and recorded a low of 1.8°C towards earlier night time’s 3.7°C, the official mentioned.

Kupwara had 11.0 mm of rain and recorded a low of three.7°C towards 5.0°C on the earlier night time, the official mentioned.

Gulmarg, the world well-known snowboarding resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, acquired 29.0cm (close to one foot) of recent snowfall within the final 24 hours, the officers mentioned. The report recorded a low of minus 2.0°C towards minus 0.5°C on the earlier night time, the official mentioned. Reports of snowfall have been acquired in different higher reaches of the Valley. The MeT workplace has forecast “isolated to scattered light rain//thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir divisions” in subsequent 24 hours.

Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus mentioned whereas it was cloudy, the climate is predicted to “mainly dry” from April 24 until May 3.

“Weather will improve gradually as the day progresses and from 24th till 3rd May expect dry and warmer weather in both J&K and Ladakh,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the climate is overcast in most elements of Ladakh with snowfall over larger reaches. (GNS)

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