Light Snow and Rain Expected in the Region Starting March 12

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SRINAGAR: While the weather department has forecast rains and snow from Monday until March 14, the night temperature recorded a drop in Srinagar and other places on Saturday.

“No significant weather activity is expected till March 10. From March 11-12, light rain and snow is expected at a few places and light rain, snow at fairly widespread places on March 13-14,” MeT official said.

He said that Srinagar recorded a minimum of minus 0.2°C against 1.8°C on the previous night.

It was below normal by 3.5°C for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year, the MeT official said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 0.4°C, same as on the previous night and it was 1.8°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night and it was 2.1°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 1.3°C against 0.5°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C below normal.

Kupwara town recorded a low of minus 1.3°C against 1.1°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 6.0°C against minus 7.6°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 2.5°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 10.4°C and it was below normal by 3.6°C for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal recorded a low of 5.8°C, Batote 6.2°C and Bhaderwah 2.0°C, he said. The weatherman has predicted mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till March 10. (GNS)

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