Srinagar, Aug 30: Rains lashed parts of Kashmir on Monday resulting in a further drop in temperatures. A light spell of rainfall during the evening provided much needed respite from the hot weather conditions. As per Meteorological Department officials, Srinagar recorded 29.2 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Gulmarg also saw a drop in temperatures and recorded 19.4 degrees Celsius while Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir recorded 29.5 degrees Celsius, Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded 29.8 degrees Celsius and Pahalgam 25.5 degrees Celsius, MeT data said. Winter capital Jammu settled at 33 degrees Celsius while Banihal recorded 31 degrees Celsius. As per the MeT forecast issued on Monday, “isolated spell of rainfall was likely to occur in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and Wednesday”. However, the MeT forecast said the weather would remain dry on Thursday and Friday.
As per the Meteorological department data, Qazigund recorded 1.2 millimeters of rainfall during the last two days while Pahalgam recorded 9.4 mm, Kokernag 0.2 mm, Banihal 0.2 mm and Bhaderwah 13.4 mm rainfall, MeT data said.