MeT Predicts Mainly Dry Weather In Kashmir

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Srinagar: Amid forecast for dry weather, the minimum temperature across Kashmir Valley remained below normal with Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, recording minus 2.4 degree Celsius, officials said.

A meteorological department official said that the minimum temperature was minus 2.5 degree Celsius below normal for this time of the year in Gulmarg.

He said that the mercury settled at 5.5 degree Celsius against 5.2 degree Celsius on the previous night in Srinagar. The temperature in summer capital which received 0.4mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 0830 a.m., was minus 1.4 degree Celsius for this time of the season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.4 degree Celsius against 5.2 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 1.9 degree Celsius against 1.7 degree Celsius on the earlier night and had a rainfall of 0.4mm during the time, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.0 degree Celsius against previous night’s 3.5 degree Celsius and had 0.7mm of rain in the 24 hours, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 2.6 degree Celsius against 4.6 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said.

The meteorological department has forecast dry weather for now.

“Mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir divisions, with very light rain/thundershowers developing towards late afternoon,” the weatherman said for the forecast in the next 24 hours. For subsequently two days, the official said that the weather will stay “mainly dry”. (GNS)

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