SRINAGAR: Rain and snow lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the meteorological (MeT) department said the weather would remain erratic till Wednesday afternoon.
“Weather to remain erratic with intermittent light to moderate rain/snow (on higher reaches) of J&K and Ladakh till 7th afternoon. Occasional heavy snowfall is possible on Zojila, Banihal-Ramban and prominent passes of the Leh-Manali highways during this period,” an official of the MeT department said.
“Expect significant improvement from 8th onwards in both UTs,” he said.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 8.8 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 8.0 degrees Celsius.
The famous ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the region where the minimum temperature was 0.8 degrees Celsius.
The temperature in Pahalgam the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra was 5.9 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag town recorded a low of 6.8 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 20.6 degrees Celsius, Katra town 18.2, Batote 10.5, Banihal 9.6, and Bhaderwah 8.5 as the minimum temperatures.