Mercury dips during the day, forecast for more rain snow in valley

Srinagar: The mercury during the day on Wednesday witnessed a considerable drop due to rain and snow resulting in chill in the Kashmir valley, where a warning has been issued for isolated rain and snow on Thursday.
A Met department spokesman said here this evening there was light to moderate rain or snow today in the valley which resulted in drop in the maximum temperature.
He said there is a forecast for widespread light rain or snow during the next 24 hours in the Jammu and Kashmir. During the subsequent two days widespread to scattered rain or snow could occur, he added.
The world famous ski resort of Gulmarg recorded 2 degree maximum temperature, 2.5 degree below normal. Slopes received fresh snowfall today, he said.
Pahalgam, famed health resort also witnessed a drop in the maximum temperature and settled at minus 1 degree, about six notches below normal.
Srinagar, the summer capital, Srinagar, received 0.8 mm rain and snow today when the maximum temperature dropped and settled at 3.4 degree, over 4 degree below normal. People were seen wearing woolen and warm cloths besides jackets.
However, despite below normal temperature, construction work of private and government buildings continued.
He said there could be light to moderate rain or snow and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 3 and 00 degree respectively during the next 24 hours.
Qazigund, gateway of Kashmir, where only traces of rain were received, the maximum temperature was 2.3 degree, about five notches below normal.
Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded 4 degree maximum temperature, 3.4 degree below normal today.



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