SRINAGAR: The meteorological department has predicted another three-day long spell of moderate to heavy rain and snow from March 22.
Sonam Lotus, Director of Meteorological Department, said, “Weather is expected to remain mainly dry and pleasant till March 21 after which another spell of moderate to heavy rain/snow is expected from March 22 to 24 as a western disturbance (WD) is approaching J&K.”
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 5.8 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 5.7 degrees Celsius.
The famous ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the region where the minimum temperature was 0.0 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 0.7 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag town recorded a low of 6.0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 15.7 degrees Celsius, Katra town 15.2, Batote 9.2, Banihal 7.2, and Bhaderwah 5.9 as the minimum temperatures.