MeT Forecasts Erratic Weather Till Friday

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Srinagar: The Meteorological department has predicted erratic weather conditions across Jammu and Kashmir till next week, even as most parts of the Valley received light rainfall on Friday.

“Erratic weather conditions would continue till next Friday. The intermittent light rainfall as per the forecast would occur in the afternoon like today,” Deputy Director of Meteorological department (MeT), Mukhtar Ahmad said.

A meteorological department official said Friday that Srinagar recorded a low of 11.4 degree Celsius against 11.6 degree Celsius on the previous night. The temperature was 2.1 degree Celsius above normal for this time of the season in the summer capital of J&K, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 8.2 degree Celsius against previous night’s 8.6 degree Celsius and it was above normal by 0.4 degree Celsius in the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.

Mercury settled at 4.2 degree Celsius against 5.7 degree Celsius on the previous night in Pahalgam. The temperature was below normal by 0.2 degree Celsius during this time of the season in the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir which also received 0.3mm of rain during the 24 hours till 0830 hours today, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 8.3 degree Celsius against normal of 8.1 degree Celsius and last night’s 8.2 degree Celsius, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 8.0 degree Celsius against 8.6 degree Celsius on the previous night which was above normal by 0.2 degree Celsius for this time of the season in north Kashmir district, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.0 degree Celsius against 6.4 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.8 degree Celsius above normal in the resort which received 0.2mm of rain in the 24 hours, the official added.

Meanwhile, the official said that there was a forecast of very light rain or thunderstorm in Jammu and Kashmir till May 4 and scattered rain on May 5 and 6. (With agency inputs)

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