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Rains lash plains as upper reaches receive snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar : According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, light snow fell in the upper areas while heavy rains fell in the plains.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Meteorological Department said that the weather in Kashmir Valley is expected to improve from Monday afternoon.

He said that the weather in the valley may improve from Monday afternoon after which the weather may remain dry till March 10, however, another phase of rains is likely to start later.

Gulmarg and other upper reaches received fresh snowfall as rains lashed Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Monday.

A meteorological department official told CNS that Srinagar received 3.2mm of rain even as it recorded a low of 5.8°C against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said.

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While South Kashmir’s Qazigund recorded a low of 4.8°C against 4.3°C on the previous night and received 1.4mm of rain during the time. The mercury settled at minus 1.4°C against 3.2°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam while the famous resort received 0.6mm rain.

On the other hand Kokernag in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.9°C against 3.6°C on the previous night while it received 3.6mm of rain.

In North Kashmir’s Kupwara the minimum temperature settled at 2.6°C against 5.2°C on the previous night while the district received 0.6mm rain, the official said.

The world famous skiing resort Gulmarg received 13-cms of snow and recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.5°C against minus 0.7°C on the previous night. (CNS)



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