Jammu & Kashmir

MeT forecasts isolated to scattered rain in JK

A father-daughter duo walks amid rainfall in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Weatherman has forecast isolated light rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours even as the minimum temperature recorded a rise on Friday.

“Fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thunderstorm may occur in subsequent two days”, an official said. He said that an ‘isolated’ forecast means chances of rain are around 1 to 25% and for a ‘scattered’ one, the probability is around 26 to 50% while that of fairly widespread means the prospect is 51 to 75%.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said that Srinagar recorded a low of 18.6°C against 19.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 17.6°C against 16.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal there, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 15.6°C against 13.7°C on the previous night and it was 3.4°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.8°C against 14.9°C the previous night and it was 2.7°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.2°C against 11.0°C on the previous night. It was 0.5°C below normal for north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 16.2°C against 18.1°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 26.4°C, the same as the previous night. It was 1.6°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 20.7°C, Batote 19.6°C, Katra 23.8°C and Bhadarwah 19.3°C.


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