MeT Forecasts Widespread Intermittent Rains In J&K

SRINAGAR: Weatherman on Thursday forecast widespread but intermittent rain and thunderstorm accompanied by strong gusty wind at most places of Jammu and Kashmir till June 22.

“There’s moisture supply from the Arabian Sea, Western Disturbance and not Monsoon.  We expect intermittent rain and not continuous rain,” news agency GNS quoted a meteorological department official as having said.

He said that the weather system may generate flash floods, especially in sloppy areas.

“Avoid venturing outside during lighting as it may be life-threatening, sometimes,” he said and also urged orchardists to avoid spraying orchards till June 22.

Meanwhile, he said Srinagar recorded a low of 18.6°C against 16.1°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.8°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 14.8°C against 13.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 14.8°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 11.9°C against 8.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.4°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 15.7°C against 14.9°C on the previous night. It was 2.6°C above normal for the place in south Kashmir during this time of the season, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 12.0°C against 10.0°C on the previous night, the official said. While 9.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.7°C above normal for the famous place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 13.1°C against 12.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C below normal for the district, the official said.

Jammu which had 3.1 mm of rainfall overnight recorded a low of 24.5°C against 29.7°C on the previous night, the official said.

The temperature was 1.0°C ‘below’ normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 14.8°C, Batote recorded a low of 18.5°C, Katra 22.8°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 15.0°C, the official said.

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