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Met Office issues yellow weather warning in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar: The MeT on Tuesday forecast scattered to widespread light to moderate rain and thundershowers in Jammu and Kashmir for the next few days.
As per the statement by the meteorological office here, there is the possibility of scattered rains tomorrow while widespread rains have been predicted from April 15 to 17. On April 18, there is a forecast of scattered rains and isolated showers on April 19, the statement said.
The weather office has also issued ‘yellow warning for “isolated thunder/lightning with gusty winds of 30- 40-kmph” for both Jammu and Kashmir divisions from April 14 to 17. 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 redaction needed by the agencies.
Meanwhile, a meteorological department official told GNS that the minimum temperature settled at 8.6°C against 7.8°C on the previous night in Srinagar. The temperature in the summer capital was 1.0°C above normal for this time of the season, he said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.8°C against 7.2°C on the previous night, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 2.1°C against 4.0°C on the earlier night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.2°C against the previous night’s 5.8°C, the official said.
Kupwara recorded a low of 6.5°C against 5.2°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.5°C against 0.2°C on the previous night, the official said. (GNS)

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