Slight Respite From Hot Weather From May 20-24: MeT


Srinagar- The meteorological department on Wednesday forecast light to moderate rain/thunderstorm in Jammu and Kashmir from May 20 to 24.

“Expect slight respite from hot weather, mainly in Jammu from 21st as a spell of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm is likely (60-70% chance) from 21st(Evening)-24th at many places of Jammu during 21-24th and at most places of Kashmir during 20-24th,” a meteorological department official said.

“Thereafter, there’s no forecast of any major rainfall but temp. (Temperature) will again rise gradually from 25th till next spell of rain.”

Also, the night temperature recorded a drop across J&K amid light rains over plains and snowfall at few higher reaches.

A meteorological department official here said that Srinagar received 1.8mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours. Srinagar recorded a low of 11.4°C against 12.5°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund had 2.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 9.1°C against 9.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.1°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam received 4.7mm of rain and recorded a minimum of 5.8°C same as recorded on previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.

Kokernag had 0.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 8.6°C against 10.9°C on the previous night. It was 1.4°C ‘below’ normal during this time of the season for the place in south Kashmir, the official said.

Gulmarg had highest 10.6mm of rain and recorded a low of 3.2°C against 7.6°C on the previous night, the official said. While 6.8°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 3.8°C ‘below’ normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir received 0.3 mm of rain and recorded a low of 9.2°C against 10.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.9°C ‘below’ normal for the district, the official said.

Jammu received 1.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 23.8°C against 24.1°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature 0.3°C was normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 14.0°C, Batote 15.8°C and Bhaderwah 11.7°C, the official added. (GNS)

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