MeT predicts rain, snow during next 24 hours in Kashmir

SRINAGAR A local Meteorological Department of Kashmir on Saturday predicted moderate rainfall in the plains and heavy snowfall in upper reaches of the valley during the next 24 hours.

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An official of the MeT department said that the valley is expected to receive more rain and snow in the next 24 hours, however, the weather conditions are likely to improve from Monday.

He said the hilly areas of the valley received heavy snowfall on Saturday and there are chances of more snowfall and thunderstorms at isolated places of higher reaches till Sunday.

The night temperature of Srinagar city dipped down to 0.6 degree Celsius temperature while Qazigund recorded the minimum temperature of 0.8 degree Celsius. Tourist destination Pahalgam in south Kashmir freezes at minus 0.2 degree Celsius and the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded minus 3.2 degree Celsius.

The Leh town in Ladakh division recorded minus 11.3, Kargil minus 16.0 and Drass minus 9.9 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, Jammu city recorded a minimum temperature of 11.8 degrees Celsius, Katra town 9.7, Batote 1.5, Bannihal 0.4 and Bhaderwah 2.2 degrees Celsius.

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