Jammu & Kashmir

Minimum temperature falls after fresh rains in JK

A view of famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Amid more rain in the last 24 hours, minimum temperatures recorded a decrease in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

The weatherman has forecast light to moderate rain at scattered places in JK in the next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official said that in the last 24 hours till 0830 am today, Jammu received rainfall of 49.2 mm followed by Katra (38.4mm), Batote (32.2mm), Kupwara (23.2 mm), Bhaderwah (16.1 mm), Kathua (10.8 mm), Banihal (2.6 mm), Pahalgam (0.4mm), Qazigund and Kokernag (0.2 mm).

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was a decrease in mercury across JK.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 19.5°C against 22.4°C on the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 1.2°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 19.2°C same as the previous night. The temperature was 2.7°C above normal there, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.7°C against 17.1°C on the previous night and it was 3.7°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.5°C against 19.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.7°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 12.0°C against 14.0°C on the previous night. It was 0.1°C below normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 16.6°C against 18.8°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal for the place during this time of the season, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 24.1°C the same as the previous night. It was 1.0°C ‘below’ normal for JK’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 17.9°C, Batote 16.7°C, Katra 21.4°C, Bhadarwah 18.5°C and Kathua 21.8°C.


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