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Jammu Kashmir: MeT forecasts widespread rain/ snow from this date
Gulmarg Coldest In Valley At Minus 4.0°C; Ladakh Under Deep Freeze
Srinagar, Nov 12 (GNS): Weatherman on Saturday forecast mainly dry weather in next 24 hours and scattered to fairly widespread light rain and snow (over higher reaches) on November 13 and 14 i Jammu and Kashmir.
Also, the minimum temperature recorded a drop and most places with world famous skiing resort of Gulmarg recording a low of minus 4.0°C.
“Mainly dry weather is expected over Jammu and Kashmir divisions during the next 24 hours while there is possibility of scattered to fairly widespread light rain/TS/SN on subsequent two days (read November 13 and 14),” a meteorological department official said here.
Regarding the temperature, the official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 1.2°C against 3.6°C on the previous night. The temperature is normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 2.5°C against 2.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 3.7°C against minus 4.2°C on the previous night and it was 2.5°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 2.4°C, the same as on the previous night and it was 0.1°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against minus 3.2°C on the previous night, he told GNS. It was 3.7°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 1.8°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 2.3°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 10.2°C against 10.6°C on the previous night. It was 3.2°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.6°C (0.5°C above normal), Batote 4.6°C (1.2°C below normal), Katra 10.4°C (below normal by 1.0°C) and Bhadarwah 1.6°C (below normal by 1.6°C).
In Kargil area of Ladakh, he said, mercury settled at minus 6.2°C, Leh witnessed a low of minus 8.3°C and Drass, the world’s second coldest place after Siberia, recorded minimum of minus 10.7°C. (GNS)