The Meteorological department has predicted that intermittent rain and snowfall is very likely to continue across most parts of Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours. In addition, partly to generally cloudy weather is expected on Sunday with a possibility of brief spells of rain and thunderstorms towards the evening in scattered places.
According to a meteorological department official, from April 3-6, intermittent rain and thunderstorms are expected in many places, which may be accompanied by strong gusty winds.
Farmers have been advised to postpone spraying orchards and irrigating fields until April 6. Commuters have also been urged to confirm the status of various highways and roads with traffic authorities before embarking on any travel.
During the last 24 hours until 8:30 AM today, the MeT official recorded rainfall in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar received 5.2 mm, Qazigund 1.6 mm, Pahalgam 3.3 mm, Kupwara 5.3 mm, Kokernag 9.0 mm, Gulmarg 3.4 mm, Jammu 13.7 mm, Banihal 7.8 mm, Batote 14.1 mm, Katra 12.8 mm, Bhaderwah 13.8 mm, and Kathua 20.8 mm.
Meanwhile, most places in Jammu and Kashmir have recorded an increase in minimum temperatures, settling above normal. For instance, Srinagar recorded a low of 9.1°C compared to 7.9°C the previous night, which was 2.7°C above normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 8.0°C against 6.8°C on the previous night, which was 2.9°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir. Similarly, Pahalgam recorded a low of 4.6°C compared to 3.2°C on the previous night, which was 2.9°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 6.0°C against 5.3°C on the previous night, which was 0.9°C above normal for the place. Gulmarg recorded a low of 0.8°C against 0.4°C on the previous night, which was 1.6°C above normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 6.8°C against 5.7°C on the previous night, which was 1.6°C above normal for the north Kashmir area. Jammu recorded a low of 14.7°C compared to 15.1°C on the previous night, which was 2.4°C below normal for Jammu and Kashmir’s winter capital.
Banihal recorded a low of 8.4°C, which was 1.4°C above normal, Batote recorded a low of 8.1°C, which was 0.8°C below normal, Katra recorded a low of 12.6°C, which was 1.9°C below normal, and Bhadarwah recorded a low of 7.4°C, which was 1.8°C above normal.
Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 1.2°C and 2.1°C, respectively.
The MeT department advised people to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions during the expected intermittent rain andFacebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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