Srinagar: This year's weather is difficult for people to understand. The winter season has been on and off since the new year. The ski resort of Gulmarg received fresh snowfall on Wednesday as the weather office forecast light to moderate rain and snow in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
"Fresh two inch deep snow has been recorded on ground in Gulmarg today (Wednesday) while Srinagar city received 6.8 mm of rain during the last 12 hours, an official of the Met department told IANS. "10.8 mm of rain were also recorded in Pahalgam during this period," he added.
The official said Srinagar recorded 4.9 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Wednesday while it was 3.4 and minus 1.5 in Pahalgam and Gulmarg respectively. Leh town of Ladakh region recorded 1.5 degree Celsius and Kargil minus 4.5 as the night's lowest temperatures.
The Met official said Jammu city recorded 18.5 degree Celsius, Katra town 17.6, Batote 11.2 , Banihal 8.3 and Bhaderwah 7.6 as the minimum temperatures on Wednesday.
Despite two days of inclement weather, locals are already looking forward to an eye-soothing spring in Kashmir.
Almond blooms dot the highlands in the Kashmir Valley as also the historic 'Badamwari' (Garden of Almonds) in old city Srinagar these days.
Pansies, daffodils and other early summer flowers have also come to bloom in the historic Mughal Gardens of Kashmir.