Weather will improve on Sunday though more rains are predicted from Monday onwards in Jammu & Kashmir.
Beginning tomorrow for next three days North Indian hills-Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir but more so Uttarakhand- are in for some more “heavy to very heavy” rain.
A Met department spokesperson told hat light to moderate rain and thundershowers would occur at many places in the state during the next 24 hours. “There will be decrease in rainfall activity in the state on Sunday,” he said.
However, he said more rains are predicted from Monday onwards in the state. Meanwhile, incessant rains continued during the next 48 hours in the valley, where maximum and minimum temperatures settled several degrees below normal.
Jammu and Kashmir, where the authorities had issued a flood alert, will record “moderate rain with one or two heavy spells”. The authorities had on Friday issued a flood alert in south Kashmir and today they issued one for low-lying areas of central Kashmir, including Srinagar, asking people to be alert and prepared for evacuation.
Incessant rains continued to lash Srinagar, resulting in a considerable dip into the temperature. Some low lying areas in Srinagar have been inundated with rain water while the water level in Jhelum and flood channel have touched the danger mark. The night temperature was recorded at 13.7 degrees on Saturday and was about 4 degree below normal. Meanwhile, the maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar on Friday was 13 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 20 degree and 14 degree, respectively.
Gulmarg also received incessant rain since Thursday night, resulting in dip in the temperature. The minimum temperature in the ski resort at 8 degree was over 3 degree below normal on Saturday while the maximum temperature on Friday settled over 10 degree below normal.
Rain also lashed other parts of the valley, including Pahalgam, Qazigund, Kupwara and Kukernag. The maximum in these areas settled 12 degree, 14 degree, 10 degree and 13 degree below normal on Friday.