SRINAGAR — The weatherman on Saturday forecasted widespread rains for several days from August 15 in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the forecast issued by the meteorological department for seven days, isolated light rain has been forecast for the next 48 hours and widespread rain with the possibility of 76-100% till August 19.
Regarding minimum temperature, a meteorological department official here said that Srinagar recorded a low of 18.9°C against 19.5°C on the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 0.6°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 16.6°C against 19.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C above normal there, he said as per the news agency GNS.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 12.2°C against 16.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort. Kokernag recorded a low of 17.0°C against 17.5°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for the place.
The world-famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 12.0°C on the previous night. It was 1.1°C below normal for the place in north Kashmir. Kupwara town saw a low of 15.8°C against 16.6°C on the previous night and it was 1.5°C below normal for the place during this time of the season, the official further said.
Jammu recorded a low of 26.7 against 24.1°C on the previous night. It was 1.6°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital. Banihal recorded a low of 16.2°C, Batote 17.4°C, Katra 23.9°C, Bhadarwah 15.9°C and Kathua 25.2°C.