Gulmarg upper areas, Amarnath Cave receive light snowfall, plains receive rainfall brings mercury down in valley

MeT Predicts Erratic Weather Till June 21

MeT Predicts Erratic Weather Till June 21

Adil Dar

Srinagar, June 18 (KNS): As the higher reaches of valley including Gulmarg, Amarnath Cave witnessed light snowfall on Saturday, the plains in valley also received rainfall bringing the mercury down in valley. 

As per the news agency Kashmir News Service-- KNS  meteorological officials said that rains continued in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley since morning. 

Officials said that there was light snowfall on some higher reaches including Amarnath cave shrine.

As per officials there was considerable drop in the day temperature with Srinagar recording a maximum of 19.3°C, almost 9°C below normal. 
However the MeT had already predicted 'erratic weather' with intermittent rain or snow over higher reaches and passes etc in Jammu and Kashmir till June 21.  

 “Generally cloudy weather is expected with intermittent rain/snow over higher reaches, passes etc from today till June 21st and improvement thereafter,” the official said.

In view of the forecast, the meteorological department has asked farmers to avoid spray in orchards till June 22. “Rain may lead to shooting stones in vulnerable areas. Watch and drive carefully,” the official said. 

The fresh wet spell in the valley has brought relief to the people from the heat as the maximum areas of Kashmir were reeling under heat with maximum temperature crossing above 30 degree Celsius frequently since last few weeks- (KNS)

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