By: Musaib Iqbal MK
While the rains lashed Kashmir valley overnight, the day temperatures continued to soar here as the people feel that they are out of clutches of severe winter.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 6.6°C against 5.8°C on the previous night, though the day temperatures are pleasant because of sunshine.
The temperature was around six degrees Celsius above the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where 2.2mm of rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours till 8:30 am, the weatherman in Srinagar said.
He said that Qazigund has recorded a low of 4.0°C against 3.0°C on the previous night and had a rainfall of 3.4mm during the time. Pahalgam continues to be in minus temperatures as the recorded temperature for the night remained at minus 1.2°C.
Gulmarg, in Baramulla district, recorded a low of 0.0°C against minus 0.6°C on the earlier night and recorded fresh rain/snow of 4.8mm, the official said.
Meanwhile MeT office in Srinagar has forecast erratic weather throughout the week with a possibility of heavy rain/snowfall at some places in Jammu and Kashmir on 25-26 February. According to the MeT official, the weather system may cause disruptions of flights and slippery road conditions Banihal-Ramban, Zojila, Mugal road etc during the two days.