Srinagar, May 3: Weather department has forecast intermittent light to moderate rain while as several places recorded below normal temperature on Wednesday.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that a brief spell of rain and thunderstorm was expected at scattered places towards late afternoon or evening today.
From May 4-6, he said, “weather was likely to be fair to partly cloudy. A brief spell of rain/thunderstorm may occur towards late afternoon/evening.”
From May 7-8, he said, rain was likely at “many places”.
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He asked tourists to keep warmer cloths, saying that the weather was likely to be colder rill May 8. Regarding temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 10.4°C against 10.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 8.8°C against 9.0°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 0.3°C for the gateway town of Kashmir. Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 5.2°C against 6.5°C on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 7.4°C against 8.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.0°C below normal for the place, the officials said.
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Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.5°C against 8.3°C on previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said. In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 8.7°C against 8.1°C on the previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 18.8°C and It was 4.0°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 10.8°C (above normal by 0.7°C), Batote 10.2°C (2.3°C below normal) and Katra15.4°C (3.8°C below normal). (GNS)