3-Day Wet Spell Likely In J&K From Monday

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Srinagar: The meteorological department on Thursday predicted three day wet spell across Jammu and Kashmir from April 5during which most places in the Union Territory will receive widespread rains.

In a statement issued here, a meteorological department spokesperson said that fairly widespread rains were expected on April 4while there would be widespread wide spread rains, with possibility of 76-100%, for three days from ensuing Monday.

Deputy Director, Meteorological Office, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the wet spell was expected to begin from evening of April 4.“The main activity is for three days, April 5, 6, and 7,” he said

For next 24 hours, the weatherman has forecast “mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir with thunder development at one or two places towards evening.”

Meanwhile, mercury settled at 4.2 degree Celsius against previous night’s 6.6 degree Celsius in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, a MeT department official said.

The temperature was below minus 2.2 degree Celsius in Srinagar for this time of the year, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 3.0 degree Celsius against 6.5 degree Celsius on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded minimum of minus 0.1 degree Celsius against 1.7 degree Celsius on the earlier night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.4 degree Celsius against previous night’s 6.7 degree Celsius, the official said.

The minimum temperature settled at 2.0 degree Celsius in Kupwara against 4.5 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.4 degree Celsius against minus 1.0 degree Celsius on the previous night and received 0.2mm of rain in last 24 hours till 0830 hours today.

The temperature was above 1.2 degree Celsius normal for the place during this time of the year, the official added. (With GNS inputs)

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