After three days of widespread rain and heavy snowfall, weather across Jammu and Kashmir improved on Wednesday.

A view of the snow-covered agricultural field. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Bright sunshine was seen in the Jammu division after incessant rains and snowfall in the higher reaches since Monday. Weather in the Kashmir Valley though remained generally dry, but it was cloudy.

“Weather is likely to improve as the day progresses. The western disturbance (WD) that caused the precipitation has weakened,” an official of the MET department said.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 0.3  while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius.

The ski resort Gulmarg was at minus 10.6 and tourist destination Pahalgam was at minus 5.5.

Leh town in Ladakh was at minus 5.6 and Kargil minus 15.4, Drass was the coldest at minus 16.6.

Jammu city was at 8.3, Katra 4.6, Batote minus 2.4, while Bannihal and Bhaderwah both recorded minus 0.3 degrees Celsius.


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