Rainfall imminent from Tuesday evening, says MeT

Srinagar: As the people are gearing up for the rains ahead, Valley on Monday witnessed season’s coldest night with temperatures freezing at zero degrees centigrade.

According to the Metrological department Chief in Srinagar, Sonam Lotus, Kashmir will experience the main activity of rainfall and snowfall from the midnight of 14th November.

He said that the rainfall is expected in the plains while as the upper reaches of the valley will witness the first snowfall of the season.

“We are expecting rainfall in the plains of the Valley while as snowfall can occur in the higher places like Gulmarg and Pahalgam,” Lotus said.

The night temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus 0.7 degree Celsius – three notches below the normal – in Srinagar last night, Lotus said.

Meanwhile, according to the Met officials, the minimum temperature at other places in the Valley stayed below the freezing point. However, Kokernag in South Kashmir recorded a low of 3.6C.

In Qazigund the temperature settled at minus 0.4C, while Pahalgam recorded minus 1.7 C. In North Kashmir’s popular ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a minimum of minus 0.6C. In Kupwara the temperature settled at a low of minus 2.3C.

Meanwhile, Sonam Lotus said that the Valley can expect the wet season for at least three to four days starting from 14 November midnight.



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