Srinagar, April 30
After witnessing early morning chill due to overcast skies, weather turned pleasant this afternoon as sun came out from behind the clouds, resulting in improvement in the maximum temperature in Kashmir. Meanwhile, night temperature dipped few notches across Kashmir valley and Ladakh region due to rain and snowfall, coupled with ice cold winds. A Met department spokesperson said that light rain and thundershowers would occur at few place during the next 24 hours in Kashmir valley.
World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, received rain overnight, resulting in further dip in the night temperature. The ski resort was the coldest place in the region after mercury dipped a degree from yesterday during the night and settled at zero degree, which is 4 degree below normal.
People woke up to a cold and damp morning in the summer capital, Srinagar, where mercury dipped a degree from yesterday and settled at 8.3 degree due to intermittent rain from Saturday. However, as the day progressed, sun came out from behind the clouds this afternoon bring respite from chill weather conditions from last two days. Yesterday, the day temperature in this summer capital was 12 degree below normal. The night temperature at Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir valley, on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kukernag also dipped and settled at 6 degree, 6.1 degree and 4.3 degree respectively.
The mercury at world famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, which received fresh snowfall yesterday, dipped during the night and settled at 2.6 degree, against 5.2 degree recorded yesterday. The night temperature at border town of Kargil and Leh plunged and settled at 2.8 degree and 1.5 degree, respectively.