Fresh snowfall in parts of Kashmir; light rain in Delhi-NCR
Parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall while the rest of the Kashmir Valley witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall for the third consecutive day on Friday. Meanwhile, Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to light rains on Friday morning as the minimum temperature settled at 17.9 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the officials said. Here is more.
Some places have received more than two feet of snow
"Higher reaches of Kashmir including Gulmarg, Baramulla Keran, and Macchil have received snowfall since Thursday night," the officials said. "Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 8.2 degree Celsius, six notches below normal," they added. They said that Karnah and Keran areas received two-and-half feet of fresh snow while Macchil received nearly two feet. Rains have lashed the rest of the valley since Tuesday evening.
Mercury slipped several notches below normal
According to the officials of the Meteorological Department, "Snowfall in the upper reaches and rains in plains of the Kashmir Valley brought fresh cold wave with the mercury slipping seven notches below the normal for this part of the year."
Wet weather in Kashmir, cloudy sky in Delhi predicted
The officials said that other weather stations also recorded maximum temperatures four to six notches below normal. The weatherman has forecast wet weather over the next few days in Kashmir, whereas a generally cloudy sky for the day has been forecast for Delhi with light rain or thundershower accompanied by gusty wind (speed 30-40 kmph) with hail.
Delhi recorded the hottest day of the year on Thursday
According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature is likely to settle around 32 degree Celsius in the national capital. Meanwhile, at a maximum temperature of 35.2 degree Celsius, Delhi recorded the hottest day of the year on Thursday.