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MeT forecasts dry weather today, rains & thunderstorm from weekend in J&K



Srinagar, May 12 (GNS): Mainly dry weather has been forecast during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir and rain and thunderstorm from the weekend.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that on April 13-14, rain, thunderstorm and lightning likely was expected at a few places of Kashmir and Jammu region during late afternoon or evening.

He said from May 15-16, a brief spell of rain and thunderstorm was expected at isolated places while there is possibility of light rain/thunderstorm at isolated to scattered places on May 17-19.

However, he said, there is no forecast of any major rainfall for next one week.

Regarding the seasonal scenario, he said, deficit rainfall has been observed over Kupwara, Shopian, Budgam and Kathua districts during 1 March to May 11.

As regards the temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 8.7°C against 6.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.9°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 6.0°C against 6.9°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 3.2°C for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 2.6°C against 1.0°C on previous night and it was 2.5°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 5.7°C against 4.7°C as on the previous night and it was 3.9°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Kokernag recorded a low of 8.3°C against 7.1°C on the previous night and it was 1.0°C below normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 7.0°C against 5.5°C on previous night and it was above normal by 1.5°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 20.5°C against 17.4°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 8.2°C (below normal by 2.7°C), Batote 14.7°C (0.9°C above normal), Katra 18.2°C (1.8°C below normal) and Bhaderwah 9.0°C (below normal by 0.5°C). Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 0.4°C, he added. (GNS)

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Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT



Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.

According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .

“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”

Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.

“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)

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Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo



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Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.

Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.

Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]

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JKPSC Assistant Professor admit card releasing today at, know how to download



JKPSC Assistant Professor admit card 2023: Know how to download

Visit the official website at

On the homepage, click on the Assistant Professor examination admit card link

Key in your login details

Your admit card will be displayed on the screen

Download and take print for future reference.

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