Srinagar, April 25
Cold weather returned due to chilly winds in Kashmir valley, where majority people could be seen wearing warm and woolen cloths today.
Though there was light rain during the past 24 hours, but snow on upper reaches resulted in drop in the mercury, which settled below normal during the night at majority of the places in the valley. A Met department spokesperson here today said that light rain and thunderstorm could occur at isolated place during the next 24 hours in the valley. He said during the subsequent two days sky will be clear though predicted another spell of wet weather from April 28. World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, was the coldest place in the region after the mercury during the night settled at minus 0.2 degree, against 3 degree recorded yesterday. People woke up to chilly morning though sun came out from behind the clouds briefly and was playing hide and seek in the summer capital, Srinagar. People could be seen wearing woolen cloths and jackets again to evade chilly conditions. The temperature during the night in Srinagar dipped about 3 degree from yesterday and settled at 7.6 degree. Yesterday, the temperature during the day was 2 degree less than normal due to intermittent rain and overcast conditions. The night temperatures at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kokernag also dipped and settled at 6.8 degree, 6.9 degree and 5.9 degree respectively. World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, received intermittent rain overnight, resulting in considerable dip in the temperature. Against 7 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature at Pahalgam was 2.4 degree. The mercury during the night at Leh and border town of Kargil also dipped and settled at 1.9 degree and 3.8 degree respectively.