MeT forecast another spell of rain next week in J-K

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Weatherman on Sunday forecast a spell of scattered to widespread rain and thunderstorm in Jammu and Kashmir from 12-14 May.

An official of the meteorological department said that while mainly dry weather was expected from 9-11 May, here is remote possibility of localised rain and thunderstorm at isolated pockets, mainly towards later afternoon or evening.

“Thereafter, expect another spell of scattered to widespread rain/thunderstorm during May 12-14th,” he said.

Regarding Ladakh, the official said mainly dry weather is expected during 9-12 May. However, he said, light rain or snow may occur at isolated places on higher reaches, “although chances are less.”

“Thereafter, light to moderate rain/snow is likely at scattered places of Leh and Kargil district during 13-14th,” he said.

The weatherman urged farmers and those intending to travel on Srinagar-Leh, Jammu-Srinagar, and Leh –Manali to take the benefit of “favorable weather” during 9-11 May. At the same time, he reiterated that travel may be undertaken subject to clearance from traffic police.

Meanwhile, the official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that Srinagar recorded a low of 12.8°C against 10.7°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal for this time of the season in the summer capital of J-K, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 9.1°C which was below normal by 0.1°C in the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.

Mercury settled at 6.3°C against normal of 5.50°C in Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 9.3°C against normal of 9.2°C, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 10.3°C against 9.3°C normal for this time of the season in north Kashmir district, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.0°C against normal of 5.2°C for this time of the year while it has 0.4mm of dain in the last 24 hours till 8:30 am, the official said. (GNS)

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