Day chill continues due to overcast conditions in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 8: There was still no respite from chilly weather conditions due to overcast conditions in Kashmir valley, where the maximum temperature improved though settled several degree below normal.
Meanwhile, the mercury during the night dipped slightly at majority of the places in the valley and settled below normaly, where weather will remain wet during the next 24 hours.
A Met department spokesperson said that light rain or thundershowers would occur at isolated places during the next 24 hours in Kashmir.
However, he said the weather will start to improve from Wednesday onwards.
He said a low danger weather warning has been issued for many avalanche prone areas in the state during the next 24 hours.
People woke up to a chilly Tuesday morning in the summer capital, Srinagar, where the night temperature dipped marginally and settled at 9.5 degree, which is a degree below normal. But, as the day progressed sun played hide and seek, resulting in some improvement in the maximum temperature. The day temperature in Srinagar improved several degrees though settled 2 degree below normal.
He said skies will be partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 23 degree and 9 degree, respectively.
However, world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, received light rain, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature, which settled 8 degree below normal. The mercury during the night at the ski resort also dipped about a degree from Monday and settled at 1.6 degree, which is about 4 degree below normal.
The maximum temperatures at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kokernag improved though settled 2 degree, 7 degree and 3 degree below normal, respectively. The night temperatures at these places settled at 8.6 degree, 6.7 degree and 7.6 degree, all below normal.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also witnessed improvement in the maximum temperature though it still settled bout 3 degree below normal.
“A low danger avalanche warning has been issued for Baramulla, Gulmarg, Furkian-Z Gali, Kupwara-Chowkibal-Tangdhar road, Anantnag, Kulgam, Badgam, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Gurez, Kargil and Leh in Kashmir division and Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar Udhampur in Jammu region,” he said.
He said avalanche warning also exists on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. “People living in these avalanche prone areas have been advised to take precautionary measures while moving around their places of residence or travelling,” he added.