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Thunder, Lightning, Hailstorm: Met Forecasts Another Wet Spell For Kashmir

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Srinagar:  The meteorological department forecasted a wet spell in Jammu and Kashmir from Monday night to March 3.

A meteorological department official stated that from February 28 to 29, partly to generally cloudy weather is expected with the possibility of light rain and snow at isolated places.

From March 1 to 3, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain and snow at most places, with heavy rain and snow at a few middle and higher reaches on March 2 and 3.

"A few places may experience thunder, lightning, hailstorm accompanied by gusty winds during this period."

Meanwhile, the nighttime temperatures continue to drop in a few places, while showing a slight rise in others, with Srinagar recording a minimum of minus 2.0°C compared to the previous night's 0.5°C- below-normal by 2.0°C for the capital of Kashmir.

In South Kashmir, Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 2.2°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night and it was 2.6°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 7.0°C against minus 6.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.5°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.8°C on the previous night and the temperature was below normal by 2.9°C for the place, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.5°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.0°C against minus 10.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was below normal by 3.2°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 7.9°C, below normal by 3.7°C.

Pir Panchal’s Banihal recorded a low of 1.8°C, and Chenab valley’s Bhaderwah minus 0.44°C, he said.

(GNS)