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MeT predicts thunderstorm, light rain at scattered places in JK

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Srinagar: Weatherman on Tuesday forecast “light to moderate thunderstorm with rain” for the next few days at scattered places in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Brief spell of light to a moderate thunderstorm with rain will occur at scattered places of Kashmir like Gulmarg, Kupwara, Sopore, Baramulla, Srinagar and scattered places of Jammu and South Kashmir today,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said.

“Same weather is most likely to continue for next few days,” he said, adding, “There’s no forecast for any major rainfall. We expect slight relief from the scorching heatwave in both Jammu and Kashmir region,” he said.

He also advised farmers to avoid the chemical spraying of orchards for the next 2-3 days.

Regarding Ladakh, he said, weather is likely to remain partly to generally cloudy. “There is no forecast for any significant weather in coming days,” he added.

Meanwhile, Srinagar, the summer capital of JK, received 1.8mm of rain till 0830 hours, an official of the meteorological department said.

Also, Kupwara and Gulmarg, the world-famous tourist destination, in north Kashmir received rainfall of 1.2mm and 0.8mm during the time, the officials added.

In Jammu region, Banihal, Batote, Katra, and Bhaderwah received rainfall of 0.8mm, 7.8mm, 4.4mm, and 0.5mmm respectively while the winter capital had traces of rain during the time, the official added.


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