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Mughal road, other areas receive season’s first snowfall

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MeT predicts dry weather till Oct 18 evening

Srinagar: Several areas including Mughal road, Pir Ki Gali and Warna in Kishtwar received season’s first snowfall on Tuesday while the weatherman here has predicted dry weather till October 18 evening.
Officials in the Meteorological department said that the season’s first snowfall was received in higher reaches today.
A few areas including Mughal road, Pir ki Gali and Warwan received light snowfall, they said.
Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that the light snowfall would occur at some higher reaches today, but the weather conditions would improve soon.
He said that there is no possibility of any wet spell till October 18 evening as according to the forecast, the weather would remain mostly dry.
Rains lash several parts of J&K, mercury falls
Meanwhile, rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir while mercury recorded a drop at most places, MeT officials said.
A meteorological department official here said that no major weather was expected till October 17.
In last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, he said, Qazigund recovered 2.6mm of rain, Pahalgam 0.3mm, Kokernag 2.8mm, Gulmarg traces, Banihal 4.5mm, Katra 7.0mm, Batote 0.4mm and Bhaderwah 0.2mm.
With regard to the minimum temperatures, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 9.4°C against 11.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 7.0°C against 11.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.7°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 6.1°C against 9.1°C on the previous night and it was 2.5°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 7.5°C against 11.9°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.5°C against 5.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’ s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 7.1°C against 8.5°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.7°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 19.4°C against 19.8°C previous night. It was below normal by 0.4°C for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 8.6°C, Batote 11.5°C, Katra 19.0°C and Bhadarwah 12.0°C. (with inputs from KNO, GNS)


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