Jammu and Kashmir to Witness Rain in Plains and Snow Over Upper Reaches Until April 20: MeT Forecast

The meteorological department has predicted that there will be light to moderate rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir from April 17-20, with the highest activity expected on Monday and Tuesday.

Thunderstorms with strong gusty winds and the possibility of hailstorms may occur in some areas. The department has also warned of possible disruptions to surface transportation in hilly and snowbound areas, there could be water-logging in low-lying areas and damage to orchards as well. The day temperature may fall abruptly by 7-8°C.

As for the temperatures, Srinagar recorded a low of 10.9°C, which is 3.0°C below normal. Qazigund recorded a low of 7.8°C, which is 1.3°C below normal.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 5.2°C, which is 3.4°C above normal. Kokernag recorded a low of 8.6°C, which is 2.1°C above normal.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.8°C, which is 1.5°C above normal. Kupwara town recorded a low of 10.2°C, which is 0.1°C below normal.

In Jammu, the low was recorded at 26.0°C, which is 6.1°C above normal. Banihal recorded a low of 9.7°C, which is 1.3°C above normal.

Batote recorded a low of 14.0°C, which is 2.6°C above normal. Katra recorded a low of 19.0°C, which is 1.9°C above normal. Bhadarwah recorded a low of 9.1°C, which is 1.9°C below normal.

In Ladakh, Leh recorded a low of 1.6°C, and Kargil recorded a low of 6.1°C.