MeT Predicts Wet Weather From May 24

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Srinagar- Weather department has forecast widespread rain in plains and “snowfall” over higher reaches from May 24-26.

In between, a meteorological department official said that weather will be “mainly dry” and “brief spell” of rain and thunderstorm towards afternoon and evening remains a possibility.

“Weather is likely to be mainly clear. However, a brief spell of rain/thunderstorm at scattered places towards late afternoon/evening can’t be ruled out,” he said regarding forecast for next 24 hours.

From May 20-23, he said, mainly dry was expected. However, he said, a brief spell of rain/thunderstorm at places towards late afternoon and evening can’t be ruled out “although chances are less”.

From May 24-26, the official said that widespread rain and snow over higher reaches was “very likely”. He said some places may receive “heavy rain”.

As regards the temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 9.2°C against 13.7°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 7.0°C against 11.0°C on the previous night while the hill station of Pahalgam recorded a low of 2.7°C against 7.4°C on the previous night.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 6.7°C against 8.4°C on the previous night and it was 3.4°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Kokernag recorded a low of 7.2°C against 11.2°C on the previous night and it was 2.8°C below normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.0°C against 4.6°C on previous night and it was below normal by 3.8°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

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