MeT Predicts Light Rain Spell Next Week

SRINAGAR: While the weatherman said no major rain was expected till April 20, it forecasted light rain spell ensuing Tuesday to Thursday.

A meteorological department official said a spell of light rain was expected during April 12-14. “(There is) no forecast of any major rain till April 20,” the official said.

Meanwhile, quoting the meteorological department official news agency GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of 10.4°C against 9.6°C on the previous night. He said the temperature was 3.5 °C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 7.4°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 1.7°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 9.4°C against 9.8°C the previous night. It was 4.0°C more than normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.0°C against 4.2°C on the last night. The temperature was 3.8°C above normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 5.0°C against 6.2°C on the previous night, the official said. While 0.5°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 4.5°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 8.9°C against 6.1°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.4°C above normal, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 23.1°C against 20.4°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 17.8°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 9.6°C, Batote 15.3°C and Bhaderwah 11.4°C, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 4.1°C against 3.8°C on the previous night, he said.

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