Rains lash parts of Kashmir : MeT says weather set to improve

Rains lash parts of Kashmir : MeT says weather set to improve


Rains lash parts of Kashmir : MeT says weather set to improve


Srinagar, April 25 : Parts of Kashmir received fresh rains as cloudy weather continued in the Valley on Monday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar received traces of rain overnight till 0830 hours today even as it recorded a low of 12.2°C against 7.6°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.3°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Gulmarg had 1.2 mm of rainfall during the time and recorded a low of 4.4°C against 0.5°C on the previous night, the official said. While 3.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 1.1°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir received 1.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 10.9°C against 5.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.3°C below normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.

Qazigund recorded a low of 9.6°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 2.1°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 9.7°C against 5.6°C on the previous night. It was 2.1°C above normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 5.4°C against 1.0°C last night. The temperature was 5.4°C above normal for the place, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 24.0°C against 20.1°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 3.0°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 10.4°C, Batote 14.2°C and Bhaderwah 11.7°C, the official said.  

The weatherman said that gradual improvement in the weather was expected as the day progresses.

“ Overall, there's no forecast of any major rain till the end of April except a brief spell of light rain with thunderstorm during evening of 28th April over few places of Kashmir Division”. (GNS)

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