Chill in Kashmir, heat wave elsewhere

Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus Sunday said that the fresh forecast suggests that the weather will improve from Tuesday while there would be some evening showers on Monday.
Chill in Kashmir, heat wave elsewhere
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Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus Sunday said that the fresh forecast suggests that the weather will improve from Tuesday while there would be some evening showers on Monday.

The valley received 15 mm rainfall on Sunday aggravating the apprehensions of people.

"Due to some western disturbances, Kashmir has witnessed some rain. The weather is all set to improve from Tuesday. It will mainly dry on Monday but there are some evening showers on cards," Lotus said. He said there is no need to worry or panic as the days ahead from Tuesday would remain mainly dry.

He said till 4 PM, Kashmir received 7 mm rainfall which went to 15 mm by 9 pm. "It started raining heavily after 4 pm at most of the places in Kashmir," Lotus said. 

Pertinently, Kashmir has been witnessing heavy rainfall since Saturday evening leaving many roads and streets in Srinagar water logged. Many people in Srinagar looked disturbed following the heavy rainfall which often reminds the last year's deadly deluge that claimed over 300 lives and raised 3.5 lakh structures to rubble. "Hope this rain stops. Our heart beat increases whenever it rains heavily in Kashmir," said Nusrat, a resident of Rajbagh area, that bore the brunt of last September's devastating floods.

Meanwhile, many areas in Tangmarg like Kunzar witnessed hailstorm causing damage to the paddy crops and other crop.

As per the reports, fresh snowfall was reported from the Affarwath Mountains in Tangmarg. According to the residents of Tangmarg, strong hailstorm hit the area on Sunday leaving damaging paddy fields and fruit crop too.

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