In Kashmir, MeT predicts dry weather for now, rain on 15, 16 April

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Srinagar: Weatherman on Saturday said that the dry weather with possibility of isolated or scattered light showers will continue for now and forecast fairly widespread rains on April 15 and 16 in Jammu and Kashmir.

For next 24 hours, a meteorological department official said that mainly dry weather is expected in J&K with very light rain or snow at one or two places on higher reaches towards the late afternoon. For subsequent days, the MeT office has predicted scattered or isolated light rain or thundershowers or snow at some parts while “fairly widespread” and “widespread” rains have been forecast on April 15 and 16 respectively.

Meanwhile, the meteorological department official told GNS that the minimum temperature settled at 6.8°C against 4.6°C on the previous night in Srinagar.

The temperature in the summer capital was minus 0.1°C below normal for this time of the season.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.2°C against 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.7°C against minus 0.1°C on the earlier night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.8°C against previous night’s 3.2°C, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 3.7°C against 2.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg record a low of 0.0°C which was minus 0.5°C below normal for this time of the year in the world famous skiing resort in the north Kashmir, the official added. (GNS)

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