Srinagar, Jan 4: Weatherman on Thursday predicted wet weather for next 24 to 36 hours in the Kashmir division.
“We are expecting light to moderate snowfall in higher reaches of the Jammu and Kashmir and light rain/snow in plains of both the regions of the State during next 24 to 36 hours”, Director Metrological Department Sonum Lotus told news agency GNS over phone.
He said that thereafter the weather will remain dry for nearly 10 days in the state.
Meanwhile, mercury plunged to -20 degrees Celsius in Kargil while as temperatures remained several degrees below the freezing point elsewhere in Kashmir Valley.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had a low of -3.9 degrees Celsius, a MET department official said.
The mercury in Qazigund settled at a minimum of -4.4 degrees Celsius. The nearby town of Kokernag recorded a low of -2.5 degrees Celsius. Kupwara in north Kashmir quivered at -3.6 degrees Celsius.
Gulmarg, the world famous ski resort, reeled under freezing -6 degrees Celsius.
The night temperature in Pahalgam settled at -4.5 degrees Celsius. (GNS)