SRINAGAR: Rains in parts of Kashmir since early morning have brought down the temperature as the metrological department has forecast a wet spell including rain and snow beginning Tuesday till February end.
“Under the influence of two Western Disturbances, scattered and widespread rain and snow is most likely in J&K during Feb 22 to end of the month. This system is to affect north Kashmir, Western Ladakh in next two days, central, south Kashmir, Pirpanchal and Jammu from 25 Feb onwards,” Director, MeT Sonum Lotus said.
He said due to a change in weather conditions there could be heavy rains at some places on February 25 and 26 which may cause a disruption in flights on February 26.
Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was 0.0 degrees celsius.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of 6.6 while the mercury in the famous tourist resort Pahalgam in south Kashmir settled at a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius.
The minimum night temperature at Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 4.0 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag town recorded a low of 3.4 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 15.2 degrees Celsius, Katra town 15.1, Batote 7.9, Banihal 6.1 and Bhaderwah 6.5 as the minimum temperatures.