Jammu & Kashmir

Rains lash JK, MeT forecasts more in next 24 hours

Commuters walk amid rainfall in Srinagar's Lal chowk area. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Rains lashed most parts of Jammu and Kashmir even as the minimum temperature recorded a rise on Monday. The weatherman forecast more scattered light to moderate rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours.

The meteorological department also predicted “scattered to isolated” light and thunderstorms for the subsequent two days.

In the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, a MeT official said that Kathua received 40.6mm of rain followed by Srinagar with 18.2mm, Bhaderwah 13.6mm, Kukernag 8.4mm, Pahalgam 7.6mm, Banihal 5.4mm and Qazigund 5.2mm.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was a slight increase in mercury at most places in Kashmir and Jammu division.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 19.8°C against 18.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.1°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 19.0°C against 16.3°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.2°C above normal there.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 15.8°C against 13.4°C on the previous night and it was 2.4°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.3°C against 17.1°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 10.2°C against 11.2°C on the previous night. However, it was 2.1°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.
Kupwara town saw a low of 17.6°C against 17.4°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 26.4°C against 24.9°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 19.8°C, Batote 19.5°C, Katra 23.8°C, Bhadarwah 19.8°C and Kathua 24.6°C.


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