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MeT predicts mainly dry weather in JK

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Srinagar: Amid forecast for mainly dry weather, minimum temperature increased at most places in J&K in Tuesday, MeT said Tuesday.

A meteorological department official here said that mainly dry weather is expected till July14. However, he said, brief spell of rain and thunderstorm at isolated places “can’t be ruled out (>70% chance)”. Intermittent light to moderate rain has been predicted at many places of J&K with chances upto 70% from July 15-24.

Regarding the minimum temperature Tuesday, the MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 16.4°C against 17.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.7°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 16.0°C against 14.5°C on the previous night and it was 0.5°C below normal for the gateway town of the Kashmir Valley.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 10.7°C against 10.3°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 1.3°C for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 15.1°C against 15.2°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 1.3°C for the north Kashmir area.

Kokernag recorded a low of 15.3°C against 14.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C below normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 9.8°C against 9.0°C on previous night and it was 2.0°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 25.1°C against 23.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 16.1°C, Batote 17.6°C, Katra 22.7°C and Bhaderwah 15.4°C, the official said. (GNS)


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