MeT Issues ‘Yellow Warning’ For Gusty Winds, Hail On March 11, 12
Srinagar, March 8 (GNS): Gulmarg and other upper reaches received fresh snowfall as rains lashed Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Monday.
A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar received 3.2mm of rain even as it recorded a low of 5.8°C against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 4.8°C against 4.3°C on the previous night and received 1.4mm of rain during the time. The mercury settled at minus 1.4°C against 3.2°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam while the famous resort received 0.6mm rain.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.9°C against 3.6°C on the previous night while it received 3.6mm of rain.
The minimum temperature settled at 2.6°C in Kupwara against 5.2°C on the previous night while the north Kashmir district received 0.6mm rain, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, received 13-cms of snow and recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.5°C against minus 0.7°C on the previous night.
The weatherman said has forecast rain and snow besides thundershowers in Kashmir Valley.
“Scattered to fairly widespread light rain/thundershowers/snow over Jammu and Kashmir Divisions,” the weatherman said about the forecast for 24 hours and it was issued at 0830 hours this morning.
For subsequent two days, the weatherman has forecast “isolated to scattered light rain, thundershowers, and snow.”
For March 11 and 12, the weatherman has issued a “yellow warning” for “isolated rain, thundershowers with lightning, hail and gusty winds” in Kashmir as well as Jammu divisions.
There are four types colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow—situation to be watched), amber –government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red –action needed by the agencies. (GNS)
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