Weather forecast for J&K: Cloudy skies with intermittent light rain and snowfall in mountains from tomorrow

The meteorological department has predicted generally cloudy weather with a chance of intermittent light rain and thunderstorms in certain areas, accompanied by light snowfall over higher reaches of Central and North, Northwestern parts of Kashmir, from April 26 to 28.

The peak intensity of the weather is expected on April 27, with moderate-intensity rainfall in a few places.

Strong gusty wind and hailstorms are also possible towards late afternoon/evening during this period.

From April 29 to 30 generally, cloudy weather with light rain is expected in a few places for a short period, but there is no forecast of major rain or snowfall until the end of April.

Regarding temperature, Srinagar recorded a low of 8.3°C against 5.1°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, recorded a low of 4.8°C against 3.6°C on the previous night and it was 2.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, recorded a low of 1.6°C against 0.5°C on previous night and it was 2.4°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of 6.2°C against 6.2°C on previous night and it was 0.4°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 4.6°C against 3.2°C on previous night and it was 1.3°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 3.2°C against 3.7°C on the previous night and it was 4.4°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Jammu recorded a low of 20.6°C against 17.6°C on the previous night. It was 0.4°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal, recorded a low of 7.8°C (below normal by 1.6°C), Batote 10.7°C (below normal by 1.3°C), Katra 16.1°C (2.0°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 7.9°C (0.5°C below normal).

Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 1.2°C and 3.1°C respectively, the officials added.