MeT Predicts Widespread Rain In Kashmir, Light Shower In Jammu Division

SRINAGAR: Weather Department on Saturday forecasted widespread moderate rain and thunderstorms over the Kashmir division during the next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official stated that there was also a possibility of light rain and thunderstorms at “scattered places” over the Jammu division during that time.

For the subsequent two days, the official said that fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thunderstorms were expected in J&K.

“Rain and thunderstorms are most likely to commence from late afternoon and evening (today) at many places of Kashmir, Zojila-Drass, etc. and the Jammu region by night,” he said.

From May 7-8, he stated that rain and thunderstorms were expected at many places of J&K. “Hailstorms and gusty winds are also possible at scattered places.”

From May 9-12, he said, “mainly dry” weather was expected. He asked farmers to postpone spraying orchards and harvesting crops until May 8th.

The official also urged tourists to keep warm clothes and eatables ready, as “the weather will be colder until May 8.”

Regarding temperature, he said Srinagar recorded a low of 10.4°C, which was 0.7°C above normal for the summer capital, against 9.6°C on the previous night.

Qazigund recorded a low of 8.0°C against 7.8°C on the previous night, which was below normal by 0.5°C for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 5.4°C against 3.6°C on the previous night, which was 0.5°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of 8.2°C against 7.0°C on the previous night, and it was 0.2°C below normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 4.0°C against 2.2°C on the previous night, and it was 0.3°C below normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

In Kupwara town, he said the mercury settled at 7.4°C, the same as on the previous night, and it was 1.0°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Jammu recorded a low of 19.7°C against 17.3°C on the previous night, which was 2.9°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 9.3°C, which was below normal by 0.8°C, Batote 11.6°C (0.9°C below normal), Katra 16.1°C (3.1°C below normal), and Bhaderwah 10.0°C (below normal by 0.8°C). The official added that Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 0.4°C.


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