MeT Predicts Widespread Rainfall In J&K

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Srinagar- Rain lashed Kashmir valley even as weathermen on Saturday forecast widespread light to moderate showers and thunderstorms over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official here said that there was a possibility of scattered light and moderate rains and thunderstorms for subsequent two days in J&K.

Reports said that rain lashed most parts of Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar, mostly during late afternoon.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said that Srinagar recorded a low of 21.4°C against 18.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 4.0°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 18.8°C against 16.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.3°C above normal there, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.3°C against 15.6°C on the previous night and it was 4.1°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.5°C against 17.8°C the previous night and it was 2.4°C above normal for the place, he said.

Popular tourist resort Gulmarg recorded a low of 11.5°C against 11.2°C on the previous night. It was 0.5°C below normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 16.1°C against 16.2°C on the previous night and it is normal for the place during this time of the season, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 26.7°C against 26.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 20.8°C, Batote 19.6°C, Katra 23.8°C and Bhadarwah 18.8°C.

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