MeT predicts rain in J-K from April 26-28

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Amid forecast for generally cloudy weather with possibility of intermittent light rain from April 26, night temperature recorded a rise on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official said that there was possibility of rain and snow over upper reaches at some places from Wednesday.

“From April 26-28, weather is expected to be generally cloudy with possibility of intermittent light rain with thunder/lightning (light snowfall over higher reaches of Central and North, Northwestern parts of Kashmir) at many places with peak intensity on April 27,” he said, adding, (moderate intensity Rainfall at few places).”

He said strong gusty wind towards late afternoon/evening with possibility of hailstorm can’t be ruled out during the period.

“From 29-30th April, generally cloudy weather with light rain is expected at a few places for short period,” he said, adding, “there is no forecast of major rain/snowfall till ending April.”

Regarding temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 8.3°C against 5.1°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 4.8°C against 3.6°C on the previous night and it was 2.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 1.6°C against 0.5°C on previous night and it was 2.4°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of 6.2°C against 6.2°C on previous night and it was 0.4°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 4.6°C against 3.2°C on previous night and it was 1.3°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 3.2°C against 3.7°C on the previous night and it was 4.4°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Jammu recorded a low of 20.6°C against 17.6°C on the previous night. It was 0.4°C below normal for J-K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 7.8°C (below normal by 1.6°C), Batote 10.7°C (below normal by 1.3°C), Katra 16.1°C (2.0°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 7.9°C (0.5°C below normal). Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 1.2°C and 3.1°C respectively, the officials added. (GNS)

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