Srinagar: People in Kashmir got a reprieve from the wet weather as the sun shone on Sunday even as the Metrological department predicted that the weather will remain dry till April 2.
“The weather will be mainly dry till April 2 and scattered rain and snow are expected thereafter,” a Met official said here.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital, was 6.4 degree, slightly above normal after 7.8 mm rainfall during the past 24 hours. The sky will be mainly clear on Monday with maximum and minimum temperatures around 16 degree and 3 degree respectively, the official said.
There was also improvement in weather at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg where the minimum temperature was 1.6 degree, about three notches above normal after 6.4 mm rainfall during the night. Pahalgam, a health resort in south Kashmir recorded 0.2 degree, a notch below normal minimum temperature after 20.8 mm rainfall.
The harsh weather over the past few weeks damaged majority of roads in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, affecting pedestrian and vehicular movement. It forced over dozens of families to shift from landslide prone areas to safer places in the valley. Drop in the temperature also affected vegetable crops and orchards.