MET predicts rains, snow from today in Kashmir

Srinagar: The weatherman has predicted rains, snow in Kashmir at isolated places from Wednesday for two days even as there was slight improvement in the minimum temperature on Tuesday.

MET officials said that weak Western Disturbance in active in the region. “Because of WD, we expect light rains and snowfall at higher reaches in next 24 hours,” they said adding that precipitation will be at isolated places.   
The officials said that most parts of Kashmir witnessed increase in temperatures. They said that Srinagar, recorded a low of minus 1.1 degrees Celsius — an increase of over a degree from the previous night’s minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.
MET officials said that mercury in the ski-resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla settled at minus 6.5 degrees Celsius, up from yesterdays minus 7.6 degrees Celsius. They said that health resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius.
They said Kupwara registered a low of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius and Kokernag in south recorded a low of 0.1 degree Celsius while as Qazigund, registered minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius- same as that of the previous night.
The officials said Kokernag town was the only place in Kashmir where the minimum temperature stayed above the freezing point.
MET officials Leh recorded its coldest February night since 2013 as the mercury there settled at a low of minus 16.3 degrees Celsius, even as there was slight improvement in the minimum temperature across Kashmir.
They said that Ladakh region was the coldest recorded place in the state.