Srinagar, April 18 (GNS): Weatherman on Saturday predicted a decrease in precipitation from Sunday even as rains led to a drop in mercury in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official of the local meteorological department told GNS that Srinagar recorded 13.4mm of rainfall in last 33 hours till 1730 hours today. The mercury has also decreased with night temperature in Srinagar falling to below normal for this time of the year as it recorded 7.4 degrees Celsius compared to 7.9 degrees Celsius normal. The day temperature in this summer capital of the J&K plummeted to 16.8 degrees Celsius against normal of 21.1 degrees Celsius.
The official said Qazigund recorded 26.2 mm, Pahalgam 14.2mm, Kupwara 40.2mm, Kukernag 19.4mm rain of during the time. Regarding Gulmarg, he said, the world famous skiing resort had 18.4mm of raing in 24-hours till 0830 hours.
Jammu had 16.4mm of rain during the time even as night temperature dropped 16 degrees Celsius against normal of19.3 degrees Celsius. It recorded day temperature of 29.2 against 33.4 degrees Celsius during the present season.
“Scattered to fairly widespread light rain/thunder squalls over J&K regions and isolated light rain/snow in Ladakh region,” the weatherman said regarding the forecast for the next 24 hours.
Regarding the outlook for the subsequent two days, the weatherman said there would be a decrease in precipitation.
The weatherman has also issued a yellow warning for isolated thunder squalls with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 Kmph) in both Jammu and Kashmir regions.
There are four types 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)