Intermittent rains lash Kashmir parts

Intermittent rains lash Kashmir parts

Srinagar: Intermittent rains lashed Kashmir Valley since Tuesday evening leading a dip in the temperatures with the local meteorological department predicting that the weather will improve from Thursday evening.

The rains began on Tuesday evening and continued intermittently till Wednesday evening.

A MeT official said light rainfall would continue intermittently till Thursday evening following which there will be improvement in the weather.

He said that in plains the weather would improve from Thursday afternoon while in higher reaches it will start improving from today evening.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 12.0 degrees Celsius last night against 8.9 degrees Celsius normal for this time of the season.

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received 3.9 mm of rain since overnight till 8:30 hours, he said.

The official said that Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 10.8 degrees Celsius and had a rainfall of 6.8 mm while the mercury in Kokernag town in south Kashmir settled at a low of 9.2 degrees Celsius and it had 8.6 mm of rains during the time.