MeT predicts mainly dry weather till November 2

Cold weather conditions continue, sub-zero temperatures in Gulmarg, Pahalgam

Srinagar: After witnessing a spell of snow, rainfall recently, mainly dry weather is expected in Jammu and Kashmir for the next five days, the Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. Director MeT , Sonam Lotus in a forecast said "dry weather conditions were likely to continue till November 2".

Meanwhile, a spell of light rainfall in Kashmir parts on Tuesday night brought down the temperatures. The cold conditions continued across Kashmir with famous resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg recording sub-zero temperatures on Tuesday night, MeT officials said.

Summer capital Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, which was several notches down from the 7.4 degrees Celsius recorded on Monday night. The summer capital which had received a light spell of rainfall on Tuesday night, recorded 16.2 degrees Celsius maximum temperature on Wednesday.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night. Pahalgam had recorded minus 1.7 degrees Celsius on Monday night. Ski-resort Gulmarg on Tuesday night also recorded sub-zero temperature at minus 1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.

Kokernag in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 2.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night against 4.8 degrees Celsius on Monday night, the MeT official said. It had rainfall of 1.4 millimeters during Tuesday night, the official said. Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 2.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night against 2.8 degrees Celsius on Monday night, the official said.

A strong Western Disturbance, the phenomenon that brings change in weather caused heavy rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir last Saturday had damaged orchards in parts of south Kashmir.Hundreds of images and videos of devastation to apple orchards were shared on social media.

Farmers have been expressing grief over the loss caused by the untimely snowfall. While the officials were yet to assess the total loss, reports of damages caused due to snowfall kept pouring in from these areas for last few days.

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