Temperature dips due to snowfall in upper reaches

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Srinagar, Sep 16: Weather turns pleasant on Sunday after temperature recorded considerable drop due to snowfall on upper reaches and moderate to heavy rain in the Kashmir valley, where hundreds of marriage ceremonies were affected on Saturday due to strong winds and moderate to heavy rain.
Isolated light rain and thundershowers would occur at isolated places in the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. However, during the subsequent two days the weather will remain dry, a Met department spokesman said.
Sun was out today providing a much needed relief to people in the Kashmir valley, where higher reaches had experienced light to moderate snowfall resulting in drop in the mercury. The maximum temperature in the Kashmir valley was recorded blow normal between 4.3 degree to 10.2 notches. The highest drop of 10.2 degree was recorded in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg where the upper heights received light to moderate snowfall. The minimum temperature was two degree, nine notches below normal.
Famed health resort of Pahalgam recorded 19.1 degree maximum temperature, five notches below normal while the minimum temperature was 7.3 degree, 1.3 degree below normal after higher reaches, including holy Amarnath cave shrine. Sheshnag, Pajterni, Mahaguns and Pisso top received snowfall.
The summer capital, Srinagar, also witnessed drop in the mercury, he said adding the maximum temperature was recorded 22.7 degree, 5.4 degree below normal. Similarly the minimum temperature was also 2.5 degree below normal due to moderate to heavy rain and strong winds. Hundreds of marriage ceremonies across the valley were disrupted due to heavy rain on Saturday.
Met spokesman said the sky would be mainly clear and the temperature will be around 28 degree and 11 degree respectively during the next 24 hours in Srinagar.