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MeT forecasts showers in JK, says temp to scale down

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Srinagar: The weather department here forecast “brief spell” of rain and thunderstorm at some places during late afternoon or evening on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir

“Light to moderate rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places on July 7,” a meteorological department official here said.

On July 8-9, he said, intermittent light to moderate rain was likely at many places of J&K. “Some places in plains of Jammu region may receive moderate to heavy rain during morning hours.”

Regarding the minimum temperature Thursday , he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 17.8°C against 17.3°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C above normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 16.0°C against 17.0°C on the previous night and it was 0.5°C above normal for the gateway town of the Kashmir Valley.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 12.8°C against 11.6°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 2.0°C for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 15.6°C against 15.4°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 0.1°C for the north Kashmir area.

Kokernag recorded a low of 15.6°C against 16.3°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 10.8°C against 9.4°C on previous night and it was 1.0°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 24.5°C against 22.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 16.1°C (1.0°C below normal), Batote 17.2°C (0.5°C below normal), Katra 22.6°C(above normal by 0.5°C) and Bhaderwah 17.0° (0.8°C below normal), the official added. (GNS)


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