WD likely to hit can cause widespread light to moderate rain in J&K

Srinagar: A Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to hit and can cause moderate rainfall at most places of Kashmir valley and at higher altitudes of Jammu region on May 23, Meteorological office said on Sunday.

The MeT office said the weather is likely to remain dry till the evening of May 22 and the day temperature in Srinagar and its adjoining areas would remain up to 30 degree Celsius while it would be 40 degree Celsius in the plains of Jammu division.

A WD of moderate level is likely to hit and can cause moderate rainfall at most places of Kashmir valley and at higher reaches of Jammu region with lighting on May 23. At some places there is a possibility of heavy rainfall, the MeT office said.
The weather is likely to remain cloudy till May 27 and there is also possibility of intermittent rainfall during the period in J&K.
The day temperature is likely to drop from 5-7 degree Celsius while the night temperature will stay normal in Kashmir valley, it said.
It has also advised the farmers and orchardists not to do spraying on their orchards during this period.
The MeT office has also advised trekkers not to go for trekking to higher altitudes during this period.
Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature at 12 degree Celsius which was normal for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir during this period of the season. However, the day temperature was 2.3 degree Celsius above normal against 25.2 degree Celsius on Sunday.

Qazigund on Srinagar Jammu national highway had a low of 8.4 degree Celsius and it was 2.3 degree Celsius below normal.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of 5.3 degree Celsius and it was 0.8 degree Celsius below normal for the famous tourist hot spot.

Kokernag experienced 11.1 degree Celsius, 0.5 degree Celsius above normal while Kupwara recorded 1.5 degree Celsius below normal against 10.1 degree Celsius.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 9.0 degree Celsius which was 1.9 degree Celsius above normal for the famous ski resort of Kashmir on Sunday, the MeT office said.

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