Rains lash J&K, more predicts by MeT

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Rain lashed Jammu and Kashmir even as the Meteorological Office forecast more during the next 24 hours on Friday.

The MeT office forecasts intermittent light to moderate rain likely at many places in Jammu and Kashmir on July 8-9.

Currently, it is intermittently raining at several places across Jammu and Kashmir and cloudy at other places.

There are chances of intermittent rain and thunderstorms at many places in Jammu and Kashmir, the MeT office said, adding that “no heavy rain is expected”.

Srinagar received rainfall of 1.2mm, Qazigund 1.4mm, Pahalgam 7.8mm, Kupwara 2.7mm, Kokernag 10.2mm, Gulmarg 0.6mm, Banihal 3.4mm, Batote 2.4mm, Katra 0.6 mm, and Bhaderwah 0.8mm during the past 24 hours till 0830 hours on Friday, the MeT office said.

Srinagar recorded a low of 16.8°C against 17.8°C on the previous night and it was 0.9°C below normal for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the MeT office said.

The maximum temperature was also recorded 2.9°C below the normal of 30.2°C in Srinagar.

Qazigund, on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, recorded a low of 15.6°C against 16.0 °C, and it was 0.5°C below normal for the gateway town of the Kashmir Valley.

Pahalgam, had a low of 10.1°C against 12.8 °C, and it was above normal by 1.7°C for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 15.3°C against 15.6°C against and it was below normal by 0.8°C for the north Kashmir area, while the picnic hot spot of Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of 17.7°C against 15.6°C and was 1.0°C below normal.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 10.2°C against 10.8 °C, and it was 1.6°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the MeT office said.

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