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Night temperature plummets across Kashmir

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Weatherman predicts another spell of rains, snow from Saturday

Srinagar: Night temperature fell across Kashmir Valley with the world famous skiing resort of Gulmarg recording below normal, officials said on Tuesday.
Srinagar, witnessing rainfall of 3.6mm in 24 hours till 0830 hours, recorded minimum temperature of 7.7°C against 11.0°C on previous night, an official of the local MeT office here said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 8.2°C against previous night’s 10.6°C, the official said. The gateway town received 8.2mm of rainfall during the time, the official said.
Pahalgam had 1.1mm of rain during the time even as the famous resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of 4.8°C against 8.5°C on previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 7.6mm of rain and recorded a minimum of 7.2°C against 9.8°C on previous night, the official said.
Kupwara town of the north Kashmir recorded a low 6.4°C against 8.3°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, had a rainfall of 1.8mm during the time and recorded a minimum of 2.0°C against normal of 2.9°C for this time of the year, the official said.
The weatherman forecast another spell of “stronger intensity” rains and snow from October 23-25 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The weather will be mainly dry from 20th till 22nd,” the official said, adding, “another spell of stronger intensity is likely during October 23-25th.”
Meanwhile, the weatherman here has predicted light rainfall across plains and snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (October 23).
Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Mukhtar Ahmad said that there is no forecast of any major snowfall in plains as of now.
However, he said that there is a possibility of light rainfall in plains and snowfall in higher reaches of the Union Territory on Saturday.
Ahmad also said that the forecast of rains is from Friday evening, but the main activity will be on Saturday. (agencies)


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