By: Musaib Iqbal MK
According to the MeT department they have no forecast for any major rainfall or snowfall in Kashmir and Ladakh for the coming two weeks indicating that the weather will remain by and large dry.
In the recent spell of rainfall coupled with snowfall in the higher reaches, the chill returned to Kashmir valley and the people opted for the woolens because of the cold weather conditions.
As the weather has improved, there is sunshine and the prediction of the MeT department that the weather will remain dry for the coming two weeks is good news for the common people here who want to enjoy the sunny days of autumn in this month of October.
According to GNS in its report about the weather predictions for J&K and Ladakh it has said in its report on Tuesday as follows.
Srinagar: Weatherman on Tuesday said that there is no forecast for any major rain or snow for next two weeks in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
“Weather will be dry and mainly clear in both J&K and Ladakh till October 17th. There’s no forecast of any major rain/snow for next two weeks,” a meteorological department official said here.
Srinagar received 3.8mm of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours while minimum temperature settled at 10.2°C against 7.3°C normal in the summer capital of J&K, the official told GNS.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had 8mm of rain and recorded a minimum of 9.8°C, the official said.
Pahalgam received 0.6mm of rain during the time even as the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of 3.8°C, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 4.8mm of rain and recorded a minimum of 6.2°C, the official said.
Kupwara had 6.8mm of rain while the north Kashmir district recorded a low 6.8°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, also received rain of 4 mm and recorded a minimum of 1.5°C which is minus 3.2 below normal, the official said. The Drass area of Ladakh was the coldest place, recording a low of -2.3°C.
With GNS inputs