MeT predicts more rainfall in J-K as temperature drops

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Amid overnight rains, the minimum temperature recorded a drop at most places in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while the weatherman has forecast light to moderate rains in next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that Srinagar received 2.1mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 8:30 am today, Qazigund 1.8mm, Pahalgam 0.9mm, Kupwara 0.8mm, Jammu 2.6mm, Batote 2.6mm, Bhaderwah 0.4mm and Katra 3.4mm.

He said that Srinagar recorded a low of 20.0°C against 22.5°C on the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 2.3°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 20.6°C against 19.7°C on the previous night. The temperature was 4.5°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.1°C against 17.1°C on previous night and it was 4.2°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort. Kokernag recorded a low of 19.3°C against 18.8°C last night and it was 3.6°C above normal for the place, he told GNS.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 13.8°C against 12.6°C and it was 2.0°C above normal for the place. Kupwara town saw a low of 18.6°C against 19.2°C on previous night and it was 2.5°C above usual for this time of the season, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.2°C, 1.5°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 20.8°C, Batote 19.3°C, Katra 23.4°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 21.9°C, the official said. (GNS)


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