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MeT predicts light to moderate rains, snow in hilly areas

MeT predicts light to moderate rains, snow in hilly areas
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Srinagar, Oct 26: The weatherman on Wednesday forecast light to moderate rain and snowfall over mid and higher reaches at many places of Jammu and Kashmir.

“As per today’s conditions, light to moderate rain/snowfall over middle and higher reaches of J&K is very likely (upto75%) at many places of J&K,” a meteorological department official said here, adding, “no heavy spell is expected.”

Regarding the temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 4.7°C against 4.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.9°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 3.4°C against 2.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.3°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 0.3°C against 0.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 5.7°C against 5.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 1.5°C against 1.8°C on the previous night and it was 0.9°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 2.8°C against 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.4°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 14.7°C against 13.4°C on the previous night. It was 2.0°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.8°C (below normal by 0.7°C), Batote 7.9°C (0.5°C below normal), Katra 13.8°C (above normal by 0.1°C) and Bhadarwah 5.5°C (above normal by 0.1°C). (GNS)


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