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Rains lash plains, snow in upper reaches

Srinagar: The fresh spell of rains in the plains and light snowfall in upper reaches made Kashmir shiver as mercury dipped further.

Rains lashed plains while upper reaches received fresh light snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir since midnight, officials said on Sunday.

The weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate rain and snow to continue till forenoon on Monday.

“As expected, light rain occurred at most places of Kashmir and at scattered places of Jammu,” news agency GNS quoted an official of the MeT department saying in a statement.

He said that there will be widespread light to moderate rain and snow over higher reaches till forenoon of Monday and gradual improvement thereafter.

“Mainly dry weather is expected from October 19-22. There’s no forecast of any major rain or snow for next one week.”

The official further informed that Srinagar received rainfall of 2.4mm in 24 hours till 0830 hours while minimum temperature settled at 11.3°C against 6.0°C normal in the summer capital of J&K.

Qazigund had 2.3mm of rain and recorded minimum of 9.8°C, the official said, adding, Pahalgam recorded a low of 7.6°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir recorded a minimum of 8.3°C, the official said.

Kupwara had 2.4mm of rain while the north Kashmir district recorded a low 8.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, also received rain of 7.8 mm and recorded a minimum of 5.0°C, the official said.

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