SRINAGAR: After fresh snowfall in hilly areas and rain in plains during the last 24 hours, the weather in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to improve from Monday onwards.
Officials of the meteorological (MeT) department said that moderate rain occurred in the plains and light snowfall in the hills of the Valley during the last 24 hours.
“We are expecting improvement in weather from Monday onwards,” he said.
Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was 0.5 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 7.2 degrees Celsius while Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of 4.8 degree Celsius.
The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of 5.3 degrees.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 6.0 degrees Celsius last night while Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a low of 6.2 degree Celcius.
Jammu city recorded 16.1 degrees Celsius, Katra 13.7, Batote 7.9, Banihal recorded 7.4 and Bhaderwah recorded 8.5 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.