Srinagar: The maximum temperature remained below normal due to overcast condition and intermittent rain in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley, where wet weather is predicted during the next 48 hours.
However, barring world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, the night temperature settled above normal across the valley.
A Met department spokesperson said light to moderate rain and thunder storms would occur during the next 48 hours in the valley under the influence of a Western Disturbance (WD), which is active in the region.
He said there is a weather warning during the next three days, during which lightening, thundershowers and hails with gusty winds (30-40 km/hour) would occur at isolated places.
After witnessing above normal night temperature, people woke up to a chilly and rainy Wednesday morning in the summer capital, Srinagar, where people could be seen wearing sweaters and jackets to keep themselves warm. There was slight improvement in the weather as sun played hide and seek in the afternoon. But, as the day progressed, rain lashed the city in the evening, resulting in further dip in the temperature. The night temperature in the city improved marginally from Tuesday and settled at 12.8 degree, which is about 2 degree above normal.
He said the light rain and thundershowers would occur during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where the maximum and minimum temperature would settle at 20 degree and 12 degree, respectively.
Intermittent light rain lashed world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, resulting in chilly weather conditions during the day.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also received moderate to heavy rain in the evening, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature. The night temperature at the resort also dipped about 3 degree from Tuesday and settled at 5.7 degree, which is slightly above normal.