Temp dips as rains lash Valley

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Srinagar, Apr 16: Intermittent rain lashed Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar and world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature and minimum temperature.
A Met department spokesperson said that widespread moderate rain, snow and thundershowers would occur during the next 48 hours under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region. “The weather will start to improve from Thursday evening onwards,” he added.
Gulmarg, which is still covered under several feet of snow received intermittent rain since last night, resulting in dip in the night and day temperature. However, despite wet and chilly weather conditions, the tourists, including foreigners, were out on ski slopes enjoying different snow activities. “The tourists a enjoying different snow activities as this season the ski resort received a lot of snow, which has still not melted. Long line of tourists could be seen since early this morning outside Gondola, awaiting their turn for the trolley ride to Aparwath,” a hotelier said over the phone.
After witnessing dip in the night temperature due to cloudy skies and intermittent rain, people woke up to a chilly Tuesday morning in Srinagar. Over cast weather and intermittent rain continued throughout the day in the city, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature.
He said light to moderate rain and thundershowers would occur during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where the maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 15 degree and 10 degree, respectively.
World famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also received intermittent rain since early this morning, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature.
Rain also lashed Qazigund, gateway to the valley, Kupwara in north Kashmir and tourist resort of Kokernag.