MeT Forecasts Scattered to Fairly Widespread Rain in J&K

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Srinagar- Weatherman on Thursday forecast scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thunderstorms in Jammu and Kashmir.

A meteorological department official here said that there was a possibility of scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thunderstorms for next two days.

He said rains lashed Jammu region and parts of Kashmir Valley in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours today with Katra recording 75.6mm followed by Jammu district with 60.1 mm, Kathua 45.2mm, Kupwara 3.8 mm, Pahalgam 1.0mm, Batote 0.8 mm and Bhaderwah 0.5 mm.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperatures recorded a slight drop at most places.

The MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 20.0°C against 21.5°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.3°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 19.9°C against 18.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.9°C above normal there, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 13.0°C against 17.6°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 18.9°C against 16.9°C last night and it was 2.6°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 13.6°C against 13.2°C and it was 1.5°C above normal for the place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 18.0°C against 18.9°C on previous night and it was 1.4°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 23.9°C against 24.7°C on the previous night. It was 1.2°C ‘below’ normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 20.2°C, Batote 18.8°C, Katra 22.2°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 21.1°C, the official said.

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