Light rain, snowfall in parts of Kashmir

Gulmarg recorded 1 cm of snowfall, Leh 0.7 cm: MeT
A street vendor selling vegetables on a fog covered morning in Srinagar
A street vendor selling vegetables on a fog covered morning in SrinagarBy Aman Farooq

Srinagar, Nov 20: Gulmarg and some parts of Kashmir Valley received very light snowfall while Kupwara and Pahalgam received rain in the last 24 hours, the meteorological department here said on Sunday.   

Quoting an official of MeT, news agency GNS said that Gulmarg witnessed 1 cm of snowfall in the 24 hours ending 8:30 am today. 

Snowfall was also observed in Sonamarg in Ganderbal district and  parts of Kupwara, particularly Sadna Top in Tanghdar.  

"0.7 cm of snowfall was also recorded in Leh in Ladakh," the MeT official said.  

Regarding rainfall, he said, Kupwara received 3.3mm, Pahalgam 0.4mm while Jammu district had traces of it during the time.  

The MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a temperature of 3.2°C against 2.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.6°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.

Qazigund recorded a temperature of 4.6°C against 1.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.8°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 2.3°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night and it was 4.3°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 4.2°C against 2.8°C on the previous night and it was 4.2°C above normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a temperature of minus 1.8°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, the official told GNS. It was 0.3°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 3.3°C against 1.8°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 3.5°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 9.2°C against 11.7°C on the previous night. It was 3.1°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.0°C (1.0°C above normal), Batote 4.2°C (1.1°C below normal), Katra 9.0°C (1.5°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 2.5°C (0.1°C above normal).

In Ladakh, Kargil recorded a low of minus 5.1°C, Leh minus 5.1°C and mercury in Drass, the world’s second coldest place after Siberia, settled at minus 4.5°C, the official said.

The MeT department has forecast mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir. 

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