Light Showers In Kashmir Valley From Today


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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir will receive light to moderate rainfall from Saturday evening bringing much sought relief to the people reeling under intense hot weather conditions.

“The rainfall is expected from tomorrow evening across Jammu and Kashmir. While Kashmir will receive light showers, the Jammu division will witness moderate rainfall in the next two days,” Deputy Director Meteorological department, Mukhtar Ahmed told Kashmir Observer on Friday.

He said that the mercury might see a drop of a few notches as the weather will remain cloudy till August 31st.

Meanwhile, Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded a low of 18.5 degrees Celsius against 16.4 normal for this time of the year, a Meteorological department official said Friday. Jammu, the winter capital, recorded a minimum of 27.4 degrees Celsius against normal of 24.1 degrees Celsius, he said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 15.7 (against normal of 14.5) degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 12.7 degrees Celsius while Kokernag recorded 15.9 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The border town Kupwara recorded a low of 15.9 degrees Celsius against normal of 15.0 degree Celsius, he said.

World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of 11.5 degrees Celsius against the normal of 11.0 degree Celsius for this time of the season for the place, the official added.

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