MeT predicts extensive rain during the next 24 hours
MeT predicts extensive rain during the next 24 hours

Srinagar, 15 June: Rain fell in several areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and the prediction for Thursday called for further rain in isolated locations till June 17.
According to GNS, which cited a member of the meteorological department, it rained a total of 7.2 millimetres in Jammu, 13.7 millimetres in Pahalgam, traces in Banihal, 2.6 millimetres in Batote, 3.4 millimetres in Katra, 8.8 millimetres in Bhaderwah, and 0.4 millimetres in Kathua in the preceding 24 hours up till 0830 today.

He further said that till June 17th, there was a chance of light to moderate rain and thunderstorms in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. In the Jammu area, he added, “some places are likely to receive moderate to heavy thundershower during 15-16th(60% chance),” including Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Samba, etc.


Srinagar’s low temperature was 17.3 degrees Celsius, up from 15.2 degrees the night before; this was 3.0 degrees more than average for the summer capital.

He reported an abnormally high temperature of 16.0 degrees Celsius at Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, compared to the typical temperature of 15.0 degrees Celsius.

He said that the temperature at Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, dropped to 10.1 degrees Fahrenheit (1.9 degrees Celsius) on Sunday night, up from 9.8 degrees the night before.

According to him, the mercury dropped to 14.7 degrees Celsius in Kupwara town, which is 2.1 degrees Celsius more than the typical for the north Kashmir region.

Officials said that Kokernag had a low of 14.3 degrees Celsius, which was 2.2 degrees Celsius more than the average for the area.

He said that the famed ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla region saw a low of 9.5 degrees Celsius, which was 7.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the night before.

The temperature in J&K’s winter capital of Jammu dropped to 21.7 degrees Celsius from 25.9 degrees Celsius the night before, which is 4.1 degrees Celsius below average.

The lowest temperature was recorded at Banihal at 16.2 degrees Celsius (2.1 degrees Celsius above normal), with Batote at 16.8 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Celsius above normal), Katra at 19.6 degrees Celsius (2.5 degrees Celsius below normal), and Bhaderwah at 15.2 degrees Celsius (1.7 degrees Celsius above normal).



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