SRINAGAR — The Meteorological Department on Sunday forecast a spell of scattered to widespread rain and thunderstorm in Jammu and Kashmir from May 12 to May 14.
An official from meteorological department said that while mainly dry weather was expected from May 9 to 11, there is remote possibility of localised rain and thunderstorm at isolated pockets, mainly towards later afternoon or evening.
“Thereafter, expect another spell of scattered to widespread rain/thunderstorm during May 12-14th,” he said.
Regarding Ladakh, the official said mainly dry weather is expected during May 9 to 12. However, light rain or snow may occur at isolated places on higher reaches, “although chances are less.”
“Thereafter, light to moderate rain/snow is likely at scattered places of Leh and Kargil district during 13-14th,” he said.
The weatherman urged farmers and those intending travel on Srinagar-Leh, Jammu-Srinagar and Leh-Manali roads to take the benefit of “favorable weather” during May 9 to 11. At the same time, he reiterated that travel may be undertaken subject to clearance from traffic police.
Meanwhile, the official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 12.8°C against 10.7°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.1°C above normal for this time of the season in the capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 9.1°C which was below normal by 0.1°C.
Mercury settled at 6.3°C against normal of 5.50°C in Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir.
Kokernag recorded a low of 9.3°C against normal of 9.2°C.
Kupwara recorded a low of 10.3°C against 9.3°C normal for this time of the season.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.0°C against normal of 5.2°C for this time of the year while it had 0.4mm of rain in the last 24 hours. (GNS)