SRINAGAR; Weatherman on Friday said that South West Monsoon has completely withdrawn from J&K and Ladakh.
“From now on, each spell of rain/snow will be due to westerly winds (Western Disturbances) which generally originates from the Mediterranean, Black and the Caspian Sea,” a Meteorological department official said.
Meanwhile, the official told that Srinagar recorded a low of 9.2 degrees Celsius against a normal of 7.3 degrees Celsius for this time of the season. He said Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 8.1 degrees Celsius against 6.3 degrees Celsius.
Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, witnessed a low of 4.8 degrees Celsius and a normal of 3.6 degrees Celsius. Kokernag had a low of 8.8 degrees Celsius against a normal of 7.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Northern Kashmir’s Kupwara town recorded a minimum of 5.8 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in Baramulla district had a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius against 4.7 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till October 10. (GNS)