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Amid forecast for mainly dry weather with possibility of rain and thundershowers at isolated places, night temperature recorded a rise but continued to hover below normal at most places in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said.

A meteorological department official said  that Srinagar recorded a low of 10.7°C against 9.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal for the summer capital.

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Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 7.4°C against 7.0°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 2.8°C for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 3.5°C, same as on the previous night and it was 2.4°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.


Jammu recorded a low of 23.2°C against 22.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.9°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 10.5°C (below normal by 1.2°C), Batote 14.9°C (0.8°C above normal), Katra 20.1°C (0.8°C below normal) and Bhaderwah 9.8°C (below normal by 0.6°C). Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of 0.8°C, he said.

He said the weather was likely to be partly cloudy with possibility of rain/thunderstorm at isolated places during next 24 hours. From May 17-20, he said, rain and thunderstorms are expected at isolated to scattered places. He reiterated that there is no forecast of any major rainfall for next one week.