MeT predicts mainly dry weather for two days in J-K

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The meteorological department on Wednesday forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the two days and a wet spell associated with the possibility of scattered light to moderate rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir from 5 to 8 November.

“Mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir is expected till 4 November,” a department official said.

From 5-8 November, he said, the weather is expected to be cloudy with scattered light to moderate rain/snowfall over the middle and higher reaches. “There is no forecast of heavy snowfall (forecast confidence up to 75%),” he said.

Meanwhile, light snowfall was reported on higher reaches while rains lashed plains during the last 24 hours till 8:30 am today.

He said Srinagar received 0.2mm of rainfall, Qazigund had 1.4mm, Pahalgam 7.9mm, Kukernag 0.8mm, Gulmarg 3.0mm, Jammu 0.2mm, Banihal 0.6mm and Bhaderwah 5.8mm.

Meanwhile, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 5.0°C against 7.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 3.0°C against 8.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.5°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 0.2°C against minus 6.0°C on the previous night and it was 0.4°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 3.8°C against 7.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 1.0°C against 0.0°C on the previous night and it was 2.7°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 5.1°C against 6.4°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 3.2°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 15.3°C against 18.3°C on the previous night. It was 0.1°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 7.2°C (below normal by 2.6°C), Batote 9.0°C (1.5°C above normal), Katra 15.5°C (above normal by 2.9°C) and Bhadarwah 5.3°C (above normal by 0.8°C).(GNS)

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