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After rains and snow, sunshine in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir

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By: Mudasir Khan VOV


Bright sun shine on Monday noon gave a new life to the residents of Srinagar as they ventured out from their homes, were confined in their rooms on Sunday due to the heavy rains while snow was witnessed in the hilly areas of Kashmir.

Sun shine on Monday, provided much needed relief to the residents of Srinagar who came out from their homes to enjoy the weather and also came out for the winter shopping especially in Lal Chowk and adjacent areas.

The sun shine gave a different look to the Polo View Bund where the Masjid was glowing by the light with blue skies over it. The change in the weather has been a huge relief to the children also who came out into the parks and other spaces available in Srinagar to enjoy the sunlight.

Meanwhile GNS in its report about the dry weather conditions for the next ten days has said on Monday as follows.

“As expected, weather has improved and is mainly clear in all districts,” an official of the meteorological department here said.

Regarding the forecast for the next ten days, he said there is a possibility of light rain or snow around December 8 to 9 at some places. “Rest the weather would be mainly dry. Overall, there is no significant weather for the next 10 days in both J&K and Ladakh.” He, however, said that there would be gradual fall in night temperature.

Meanwhile, the official said that Srinagar had 15.3mm of rainfall during 24 hours till 0830 hours while the summer capital recorded minimum of 2.6°C against previous night’s 0.6°C. The temperature was above 3.5°C. Mercury fell as low as minus 2.5°C on December 1 which was lowest temperature recorded this season so far.

Qazigund had 17.8mm of rain during the time even as it recorded a minimum temperature of 3.2°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night, he said. The temperature was 4.2°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir for this time of the year, he said.

Pahalgam had 12.2mm of rainfall in the 24 hours while the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of 0.6°C against 2.7°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 13.2mm rainfall while it recorded a low of 1.9°C against 2.3°C on previous night which is above normal (minus 0.6) °C by 2.4°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir also had 10.3mm of rain even as it recorded a low of 1.0°C against 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, had 12.2mm of snowfall in the 24 hours till 0830 hours and recorded a minimum of minus 0.7°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh had 1 cm of snowfall and recorded a low of minus 5.6°C against last night’s minus 6.4°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 2.5°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.0°C, the official said.

With GNS inputs

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