Rains Bring Minimum Temp Down Below Normal In Kashmir

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Srinagar- Following fresh rains last evening, minimum temperature settled below normal in Kashmir Valley barring Pahalgam on Saturday.

A meteorological department official here said Srinagar received 15.9 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, mainly since last evening. During the time, he said, Pahalgam received 2.0 mm, Kupwara 5.0 mm, Kukernag 0.4 mm and Gulmarg 21.4 mm. However rains eluded Jammu even as there was slight drop in the night temperature in the region.

Amid the rain spell, Srinagar recorded a low of 13.3°C against 14.6°C on the previous night, the MeT said. The temperature, he said, was below normal by 1.0°C during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 12.2°C against 13.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said, as per news agency GNS.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 10.5°C against 9.5°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 11.5°C against 12.6°C on the previous night. It was 0.6°C below normal for the place in south Kashmir during this time of the season, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 4.5°C against 4.8°C on the previous night, the official said. While 8.8°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 4.3°C below normal for the famous place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 11.7°C against 12.5°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.9°C below normal for the district, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 28.5°C against 31.0°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.8°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 16.4°C, Batote recorded a low of 17.5°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 15.6°C, the official said. “There is no forecast of any major rain this week,” said the official.

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