Rains Continue In JK, MeT Forecasts More As Mercury Drops

   

SRINAGAR: Intermittent rains continued, even as the weather department here on Thursday forecasted “fairly widespread to intermittent light to moderate rain” in Jammu and Kashmir until May 26.

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A meteorological department official stated that Srinagar received 6.6mm of rain in the last 24 hours until 0830 hours, Qazigund received 11.6mm, Pahalgam received 20.1mm, Kupwara received 5.9mm, Kokernag received 21.0mm, Gulmarg received 7.8mm, Jammu received 0.8mm, Banihal received 27.3mm, Batote received 42.4mm, Katra received 3.4mm, and Bhaderwah received 19.4mm.

From May 25-26, there is a possibility of “fairly widespread to widespread intermittent light to moderate rain/thunder/lightning with the possibility of hailstorms and gusty winds in a few places,” he added.

From May 27-28, intermittent light rain/thunder/lightning is expected in a few places.

“Fairly widespread intermittent light to moderate rain/thunder/lightning with the possibility of hailstorms & gusty winds in a few places” is the forecast from May 29-30, he stated.

Regarding temperatures, the meteorological department official mentioned that Srinagar recorded a low of 10.8°C compared to 13.5°C the previous night, which was 0.9°C below the summer capital’s normal temperature.

Qazigund recorded a low of 8.0°C compared to 12.6°C the previous night, which was 2.3°C below the normal temperature for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 6.1°C compared to 9.2°C the previous night, which was 0.1°C below the normal temperature for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 11.4°C compared to 12.4°C the previous night, which was 1.0°C above the normal temperature for the north Kashmir area.

The officials stated that Kokernag recorded a low of 7.4°C compared to 11.4°C the previous night, which was 2.7°C below the normal temperature for the location.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 5.0°C compared to 6.0°C the previous night, which was 1.8°C below the normal temperature for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu recorded a low of 21.4°C compared to 21.1°C the previous night, which was 3.0°C below the normal temperature for J&K’s winter capital.

Banihal recorded a low of 8.7°C (3.3°C below normal), Batote recorded 10.2°C (4.3°C below normal), Katra recorded 18.6°C (2.4°C below normal), and Bhaderwah recorded 9.9°C (0.7°C below normal). Leh in Ladakh recorded a low of 2.6°C, according to the official. (GNS)

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