Sun plays hide and seek in Srinagar as weather improves
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Lush green parks and gardens in Srinagar city are very soothing for every eye including that of tourists. The green cover looks so beautiful after the recent spell of light to moderate rains in the past three days.
Right from Saturday morning sun was playing hide and seek under the clouds in Srinagar city as the weather has started improving in the entire Jammu and Kashmir.
In the spell of rains, fresh snowfall was witnessed on the higher reaches of Kashmir valley which brought back cold nights in the areas close to forests.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar, with 0.3 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, recorded a low of 10.3°C against 8.6°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 1.4°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund received 1.2 mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 9.8°C against 5.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 2.3°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 1.4 mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 7.8°C against 4.1°C on the previous night. It was 0.2°C above normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, had 2.1 mm of rain in the 24 hours and recorded a minimum of 2.5°C against 2.0°C last night. The temperature was 1.5°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg received 17.0 mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 0.5°C against 0.0°C on the previous night, the official said. While 3.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.8°C below normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir received 2.6 mm of rain during the time and recorded a low of 8.6°C against 8.1°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.0°C above normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 20.5°C against 18.1°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 0.5°C ‘below’ normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal had 1.2 mm of rain in the 24 hours and recorded a low of 9.2°C while Batote recorded a low of 12.2°C and Bhaderwah 7.4°C, the official said.
“There is no forecast of any major rain during next week but a brief spell of occasional light rain with thunderstorms can’t be ruled out at some places,” the official added.
With GNS inputs