Rains lash plains, snow witnessed in higher reaches, Mercury drops: MeT Office

Srinagar : The higher reaches of Jammu & Kashmir received a fresh snowfall while rains lashed plains on Monday, bringing down the mercury in the Union Territory.
Reports reaching here said Gulmarg the world famous ski-resort, Kupwara in northern district, Banihal area and other places of J&K received fresh snowfall.
However, after cloudy weather conditions throughout the day, the rains lashed plains of Kashmir, bringing down the temperature.
Pertinently, the weatherman had predicted two-day wet spell from Monday while the main activity will be in the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday.
Director Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus said that there is a possibility of more intermittent rains in J&K parts and snowfall at isolated places.
He added the weather conditions would start improving from Tuesday morning.
Deputy Director MeT, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the maximum as well as the minimum temperature will go down from now onwards significantly.
In Srinagar, the mercury settled at 26.5 degree Celsius, which was 2.6 degree Celsius lower than yesterday.
The mercury settled at 16.2 degree Celsius at Gulmarg while 23.9 degree Celsius was recorded at Pahalgam, which is 0.9 degree Celsius and 3.0 degree Celsius lower than Sunday respectively.
In Kupwara, the mercury settled at 24.1 degree Celsius.
Deputy Director MeT further informed there is a possibility of another wet spell from October 14 in Jammu & Kashmir. “The weather would remain mostly cloudy from October 14 while the rains as well as snowfall are also expected till October 17,” he said.
Notably, J&K recorded prolonged dry spell in the month of September while the previous two months—August and September recorded a deficient rainfall of 25 percent as against the normal precipitation of 280.6 mm, the J&K received 209.6mm rainfall.

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