The weatherman on Saturday forecast widespread rains for several from 15 August in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the forecast issued by the meteorological department for seven days, isolated light rain has been forecast for the next 48 hours and widespread rain with the possibility of 76-100 percent till 19 August.
Regarding minimum temperature, a meteorological department official here told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that Srinagar recorded a low of 18.9°C against 19.5°C on the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 0.6°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 16.6°C against 19.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C above normal there, he told GNS.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 12.2°C against 16.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of 17.0°C against 17.5°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for the place, he said.
World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 12.0°C on the previous night. It was 1.1°C below normal for north Kashmir place.
Kupwara town saw a low of 15.8°C against 16.6°C on the previous night and it was 1.5°C below normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 26.7 against 24.1°C on the previous night. It was 1.6°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 16.2°C, Batote 17.4°C, Katra 23.9°C, Bhadarwah 15.9°C and Kathua 25.2°C. (GNS)