No Let Up in Wet Weather: MeT Predicts Widespread Rains Across J&K


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Srinagar: The meteorological department on Wednesday predicted “widespread light to moderate rain, snow or thundershowers” for next few days across Jammu and Kashmir, even as night temperatures rose by several notches in the Valley.

The weatherman has forecast “widespread and fairly widespread” light to moderate rain, snow and thundershowers from April 15 to 18. On April 19 and 20, the weatherman forecast isolated rains.

The weather office has also issued ‘yellow warning for “isolated thunder/lightning with gusty wind 30- 40-kmph” for both Jammu and Kashmir divisions from April 14 to 17.

There are four types of colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow—situation to be watched), amber –government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red –action needed by the agencies.

Meanwhile, a MeT department official said that the minimum temperature settled at 9.4 degree Celsius against 8.6 degree Celsius on the previous night in Srinagar. The temperature in the summer capital was 1.8 degree Celsius above normal for this time of the season, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 7.8 degree Celsius against 5.8 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 4.2 degree Celsius against 2.1 degree Celsius on the earlier night while the famous resort in south Kashmir received 1.4mm of rain overnight, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 7.5 degree Celsius against previous night’s 5.2 degree Celsius, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 7.0 degree Celsius against 6.5 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.5°C against minus 0.5 degree Celsius on the previous night which was 1.5 degree Celsius, the official said.

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