Rains Bring Down Srinagar Temp to 10.7 Degrees


SRINAGAR — Moderate rains lashed this summer capital on Tuesday morning as the minimum temperature settled around normal in most places except Gulmarg, the famous ski resort.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar witnessed 14mm of rains and recorded a minimum temperature of 10.7 degrees Celsius against 10.6 degrees Celsius normal for this time of the season. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 10.5 against 9.2 degrees Celsius normal during the night and had a rainfall of 25.4mm, highest in entire Valley.

The mercury in Kokernag town in south Kashmir last night settled at a low of 9.9 degrees Celsius against normal of 9.3 degrees Celsius and it had 4.0mm of rain, lowest in entire Valley, the official said.The famous health resort of Pahalgam, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 6.5 degrees Celsius last night against normal of 5.1 degrees Celsius and had rainfall of 15.2mm.Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a minimum of 8.2 degrees Celsius against normal of 9.6 degrees Celsius.Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, witnessed a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius against 5.5 degrees Celsius normal for this time of the year. The weatherman has forecast more rains in next 24 hours.

“There is possibility of widespread light rain/thundershowers in Kashmir region and fairly widespread in Jammu region and isolated in Ladakh region in next 24 hours,” the official said.For subsequent two days, the official said there is likelihood of isolated to fairly widespread light rain and thunder showers.

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