Valley News Desk

Rains Bring Mercury Down, MeT Issues Yellow Warning

Srinagar, June 12 (GNS): With overnight rains, mercury fell considerable across Jammu and Kashmir even as the maximum temperatures remained above normal on Saturday, officials said.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded maximum temperature of 30.1 degrees Celsius against 34.0 degrees Celsius on previous day. It was above 2.1 degrees Celsius.

Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, recorded maximum of 38.0 degrees Celsius against previous day’s 37.3 degrees Celsius. With rainfall overnight, the temperature in Jammu was around one degree less than the normal for time of the year there, the official said.

Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, recorded 29.9 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 25.2 degrees Celsius while Kokernag witnessed 28.5 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The border town Kupwara recorded maximum temperature of 30.1 degrees Celsius, he said.

World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in Valley, recording maximum of 20.4 degrees Celsius, the official added.

The weather office has forecast scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers in Jammu and Kashmir divisions in next 24 hours.

For next two days, the weatherman has forecast fairly widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers.

The weather department has also issued ‘yellow warning for “isolated lightning/ thundershowers with gusty wind 30- 40-kmph” for both Jammu and Kashmir divisions till June 16. There are four types of colour codes signifying the level of caution: green which means no action, yellow—situation to be watched), amber –government agencies need to be prepared for severe weather and red –action needed by the agencies.(GNS)

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