Srinagar : Snowfall on upper reaches and overnight rains plunged mercury in Kashmir Valley on Monday.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a maximum of 20.7°C, which was 5.6°C below normal for this time of the year in the summer capital of J&K.
Jammu, he said, recorded a low of 32.8°C and it was 0.3°C above normal for the winter capital of J&K.
He said light snowfall was recorded in higher reaches of the Valley and rains in the plains, ending a prolonged dry spell amid high temperatures this month.
He said Srinagar recorded 18.3 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 am on Monday. Snowfall was recorded in higher reaches of south Kashmir including Gulmarg and Gurez in north Kashmir.
Regarding forecast, he said, rain was expected at scattered places of Jammu and isolated places of Kashmir.
From September 24-29, he said, “mainly dry” weather was expected.
“Overall, there’s no forecast of any major rain/snowfall for next 1week,” he told GNS, adding, “a brief Spell of light rain/(snow over higher reaches) at isolated places can’t be ruled out on certain days, in Jammu region, although chances are less.”(GNS)