Weatherman on Tuesday forecast scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thunderstorm in Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours. A meteorological department official here told GNS that widespread light to moderate rain was expected in the subsequent two days.
In the last 24 hours till 0830 a.m., he said, Katra received 14.4mm of rain while other observatory stations recorded no rainfall. Regarding minimum temperature, the official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 19.5°C against 18.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital, he said. Qazigund recorded a low of 17.2°C against 16.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal there, he said. In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 14.2°C against 12.8°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of 15.6°C against 15.0°C the previous night and it was 0.5°C below normal for the place, he said. World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 12.0°C against 10.0°C on the previous night. It was 1.3°C above normal for the north Kashmir place. Kupwara town saw a low of 16.8°C against 15.3°C on previous night and it is 0.7°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official said. Jammu recorded a low of 26.2°C against 25.3°C on the previous night. It was 1.4°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 17.2°C, Batote 18.6°C, Katra 23.2°C and Bhadarwah 17.9°C. (GNS)