Rain lash south Kashmir, Jammu region
Rains lashed parts of south Kashmir and Jammu region overnight, weatherman said on Wednesday.
A meteorological department official here said that Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received rainfall of 30.4 mm, Kokernag 18.2 mm, Pahalgam 3.4 mm, Jammu 5.8mm, Banihal 2.8 mm, Batote 1.6 mm, Bhaderwah 22.6mm while Katra received highest amount of the rain of 58.4 mm.
Meanwhile minimum temperatures recorded a rise at most places where rains eluded in the J&K.
The MeT official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 21.5°C against 20.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.8°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital, the official said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 18.0°C against 18.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.0°C above normal there, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 17.6°C against 15.8°C on the previous night and it was 4.6°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of 16.9°C against 18.0°C last night and it was 0.6°C above normal for the place, he said.
World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 13.2°C against 13.5°C and it was 1.1°C above normal for the place.
Kupwara town saw a low of 18.9°C against 17.8°C on previous night and it was 1.9°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 24.7°C against 27.1°C on the previous night. It was 0.4°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 19.0°C, Batote 18.0°C, Katra 22.4°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 17.5°C, the official said.
“Rain/thunderstorm was likely (50-60% chances) at scattered places of Kashmir and at many places of Jammu (mainly in morning hours) during 20-24th,” the official said about the forecast for five days. (GNS)