J&K Likely To Receive Rainfall From Today: MeT

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir will witness another spell of isolated rainfall from Tuesday leading to the increase in precipitation in the coming days, the weather department said Monday.

“Light to moderate rain/thundershower is expected at scattered to fairly widespread places during May 5 (afternoon) to 8. There's no forecast of any major rainfall till next 10 days,” a MeT official said.

The weather system may lead to temporary disruption of traffic on Banihal-Ramban area mainly during May 6-8, the official said.

The weather department has also issued ‘yellow warning for “isolated lightning/ thundershowers with gusty wind 30- 40-kmph” for both Jammu and Kashmir divisions till May 7.

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, the official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 11.6 degree Celsius, same as on the previous night. The temperature was 1.9 degree Celsius above normal for this time of the season in the summer capital of J&K, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 8.6 degree Celsius against previous night’s 7.3 degree Celsius and it was above normal by 0.5 degree Celsius.

Mercury settled at 5.9 degree Celsius against 4.9 degree Celsius on the previous night in Pahalgam. The temperature was 1 degree Celsius above normal for time of the season in the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 9.1 degree Celsius against normal of 8.4 degree Celsius, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 9.0 degree Celsius against 7.8 degree Celsius on the previous night and the temperature was above normal by 0.6 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 6.0 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.7 degree Celsius above normal in the resort, the official added.

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