Clear weather forecast in J-K till June 12: MeT

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After days of intermittent rain, the weather is finally going to be “mainly clear” even though the possibility of late afternoon and evening showers have not been ruled out completely, according to the latest forecast by the meteorological department here on Saturday.

The weather department said that farmers can carry out farm operations till June 12.

“Mainly clear is expected during the next 24 hours. A brief spell of rain/thunder/lightning ‘may’ occur at some places towards late afternoon/evening, although chances are less,” a meteorological department official said.

From June 4-12, he said, the weather is going to be mainly dry but a brief spell of showers and thunderstorm can’t be ruled out. He said there will be “gradual” increase in temperature.

“Farmers are advised to carry out all farm operations from today till 12th and start early morning as rain may occur anytime in the evening,” he said, adding, “People can plan outdoor activities this weekend and next week as risk of rain is less.”

Regarding temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 9.8°C, the same as on the previous night and it was below normal by 2.7°C for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 8.2°C against 10.0°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 2.9°C for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 5.1°C against 3.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.5°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 9.5°C against 9.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.5°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Kokernag recorded a low of 8.1°C against 9.9°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C below normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.2°C against 3.0°C on previous night and it was below normal by 4.4°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 18.6°C against 19.6°C on the previous night and it was 6.9°C below normal for J-K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 8.4°C (below normal by 4.3°C), Batote 10.7°C (4.3°C below normal), Katra 17.2°C (4.6°C below normal) and Bhaderwah 8.9°C (below normal by 2.7°C). Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of 2.7°C, he said. (GNS)

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