MeT predicts light to moderate rain in J-K

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Amid more rain in the last 24 hours, minimum temperatures recorded a decrease in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Weatherman has forecast light to moderate rain at scattered places in J-K in next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that in the last 24 hours till 8:30 am today, Jammu received rainfall of 49.2 mm followed by Katra (38.4mm), Batote (32.2mm), Kupwara (23.2 mm), Bhaderwah (16.1 mm), Kathua (10.8 mm), Banihal (2.6 mm), Pahalgam (0.4mm), Qazigund & Kokernag (0.2 mm) while Srinagar had traces.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was decrease in mercury across J-K.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 19.5°C against 22.4°C on the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 1.2°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 19.2°C same as on the previous night. The temperature was 2.7°C above normal there, he told GNS.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.7°C against 17.1°C on the previous night and it was 3.7°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.5°C against 19.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.7°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 12.0°C against 14.0°C on the previous night. It was 0.1°C below normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 16.6°C against 18.8°C on previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 24.1°C same on the previous night. It was 1.0°C ‘below’ normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 17.9°C, Batote 16.7°C, Katra 21.4°C, Bhadarwah 18.5°C and Kathua 21.8°C. (GNS)

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