Srinagar: Rain lashed Kashmir valley on Tuesday for the third consecutive day, bringing down with it the day temperatures. The MeT office predicted widespread rainfall across the valley on Wednesday.
“Srinagar and other parts of the valley received rainfall today. There will be widespread rainfall tomorrow across the valley. On March 12, there will be scanty rainfall,” an official at the Srinagar meteorological office said.
“On March 13 and 14, the weather will remain dry,” he added.
He said that due to the rain, temperatures plunged down by several degrees across the valley.
The official said that Srinagar city received 9.0mm rainfall, Qazigund 3.0mm, Pahalgam 9.2mm, Kupwara 6.5mm, and Kokernag 4.0mm.
The summer capital of the state recorded a minimum temperature of 8.7 degree Celsius during the previous night and maximum of 13.4 degree Celsius in the day.
Jammu recorded a minimum temperature of 21.5 degree Celsius and maximum of 29.8 degree Celsius.
Leh recorded minimum temperature of 1.3 degree Celsius and maximum of 17.6 degree Celsius.
Kargil recorded a minimum temperature of 2.7 degree Celsius and maximum of 16.4 degree Celsius.
Pahalgam recorded minimum of 6.5 degree Celsius and maximum of 9.5 degree Celsius.
Additional SSP Traffic, Muzaffar Ahmed, told Kashmir Reader that despite the rains, traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway was plying smoothly.