SRINAGAR, Mar 6: The minimum temperatures decreased in Kashmir today amid forecast for rain and snowfall by the Meteorological Department.
A Meteorological department official said that there is possibility of light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning over plains and light to moderate snow over higher reaches during late night of 6th March and 7th March and thereafter decrease in intensity and distribution.
“Possibility of heavy snow over isolated places particularly over higher reaches can’t be ruled out during March 7”, the official said.
He said that the probable impacts include disruption of surface transport over higher reaches, possibility of landslides and shooting stones over Jammu-Srinagar Highway, possibility of hailstorm at isolated places over plains of Jammu Division and fall in maximum temperature by 4-8 degree Celsius.
The official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.8 degree Celsius against 4.2 degree Celsius the previous night. The temperature was 2.0 degree Celsius above normal for this time of the year in Srinagar.
Qazigund recorded a low of 1.5 degree Celsius against 2.3 degree Celsius the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 1.8° degree Celsius in Pahalgam against 0.3 degree Celsius the previous night.
Kokernag recorded a low of 2.5 degree Celsius against 3.1 degree Celsius the previous night.
The minimum temperature settled at 0.1 degree Celsius in Kupwara against 1.0 degree Celsius the previous night.
Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.0 degree Celsius against minus 2.4 degree Celsius the previous night.