Day temperature drops sharply across J&K
Srinagar, 16 April: Intermittent rainfall continued throughout the day on Friday in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir even as, higher reaches including Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pir Ki Gali and Gurez valley received a fresh spell of light to moderate snowfall.
Srinagar city witnessed a maximum temperature of 13.2 degrees Celsius, around 8 degrees below the average for this time of the year.
In the tourist resort of Gulmarg, the maximum temperature settled at 3.5 degrees Celsius, 7 degrees below the average.
Kupwara recorded 10.9°C, Kokernag 14.6°C, Pahalgam 13.0°C and Qazigund 14.9°C as the day’s highest temperatures.
Banihal was the coldest recorded place in the Jammu region with a high of 19.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Batote at 20.1 degrees Celsius.
Jammu city recorded a maximum temperature of 31.3 degrees Celsius, 2 notches below the normal during this part of the season.
Katra, which serves as the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, recorded a high temperature of 25.9 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile Faizan Arif, an independent weather forecaster, has forecast of moderate rainfall, with temporary pauses, till 18 April. Another active Western Disturbance is expected around 21 – 22 April followed by a weak one around 26 – 27 April.