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Minimum temperature drops as rains hit parts of Kashmir

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jul 9, 2022

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Srinagar- Amid overnight rains, the minimum temperature registered a drop in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

A meteorological service official here said Srinagar had received 2.1mm of rain in the past 24 hours till 8.30am today, Qazigund 1.8mm, Pahalgam 0.9mm, Kupwara 0.8mm, Jammu 2.6mm, Batote 2.6mm, Bhaderwah 0.4mm and Katra 3.4mm. .

He said Srinagar recorded a low of 20.0°C compared to 22.5°C the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 2.3C above normal for this time of year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 20.6°C compared to 19.7°C the previous night. The temperature was 4.5C above normal for Kashmir’s gateway city, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.1C from 17.1C the previous night and it was 4.2C above normal for the South Kashmir resort. Kokernag recorded a low of 19.3C from 18.8C last night and that was 3.6C above normal for the location, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 13.8°C against 12.6°C and that was 2.0°C above normal for the location. Kupwara town experienced a low of 18.6C from 19.2C the previous night and it was 2.5C above normal for this time of the season, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.2C, 1.5C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 20.8°C, Batote 19.3°C, Katra 23.4°C while Bhadarwah had a low of 21.9°C, the official said.

Weatherman forecast light to moderate rain in Jammu and Kashmir for the next 24 hours.

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