SRINAGAR — The Meteorological Department on Thursday said that there is no forecast for heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir. However, it said that occasional light rain is possible at some places today.
“No major rain occurred during night in whole J&K and Ladakh. Right now weather is generally cloudy at most places,” an official from Meteorological Department said.
“The weather will be generally cloudy becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon. There is possibility of occasional light rain at some places. However, there is no forecast of any heavy rain for today,” he said.
The official also said that Srinagar received 4.0mm of rain in the last 24 hours while the capital city recorded minimum temperature of 20.3 degrees Celsius which is 1.6 degrees Celsius above the normal for the season.
Jammu received 6.6mm of rain during the time and recorded minimum of 23.8 degrees Celsius against normal of 25.2 degrees Celsius, he said.
Katra recorded downpour of 43.6mm of rain while Batote had 33.8mm, Banihal 23.0mm and Bhaderwah 9.0mm.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, received 8.8mm of rain and recorded minimum temperature of 18.6 degrees Celsius, he said.
Pahalgam received 22.8mm of rain while it recorded a low of 15.3 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag had 6.4mm of rain even as it recorded a minimum of 17.0 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Kupwara, the border town, received 19.6mm of rain while it recorded minimum temperature of 18.7 degrees Celsius, he said.
World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir received 2.0mm of rain and was the coldest place in Valley, recording minimum of 13.5 degrees Celsius, the official added.