Very light rain, snow over higher reaches of J&K: MeT

Srinagar: A slight improvement in weather was observed on Thursday amid a weak Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to cause very light rain or snow over the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Meteorological Centre Srinagar on Thursday predicted isolated very light rain or snow over the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. The weather mainly will remain dry over the plains of Jammu and Kashmir during the period.
However, the MeT office said shallow to moderate fog is very likely to continue till November 28 over many places of Kashmir Division.
Currently, the weather is partly to generally cloudy at many places with the possibility of light rain or snow at isolated higher reaches of J&K, it said.
The weather is likely to remain generally dry from November 24 to 26 and turn cloudy from November 27 to 28.
There is a possibility of light rain or snow at isolated higher Places on November 29-30 while the weather will remain generally cloudy from December 1 to 3 in J&K.
Srinagar, after experiencing consecutive coldest nights with temperature dipping to -1.8°C on Wednesday, showed a slight improvement today, recorded at -0.8°C and it was -0.9°C below normal for this period of the season, MeT office said.
Pahalgam also recorded the lowest of the season on Wednesday at -3.3°C. However, with the improvement in the weather, the temperature was recorded at -1.8°C on Thursday. It was 0.6°C above normal for the tourist hot spot in south Kashmir.
Qazigund, on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a minimum of-0.4 °C against -1.0°C the previous night and it was -0.5°C below normal for the gateway to Kashmir.
Kupwara settled on 0.2°C against -1.4°C recorded on previous night and it was 0.7°C above normal for the frontier district of Kashmir, while Kokernag recorded a low of 0.7°C against the 0.3°C today. It was -0.1°C below normal for the Picnic spot of south Kashmir.
Gulmarg in north Kashmir had a low of 0.4°C Thursday against 0.6°C recorded the previous night and it was 2.5°C above normal for the famous ski resort of Kashmir, MeT office said.
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