Rain brings respite from heat in Jammu

Various parts of Jammu region received rain on Friday afternoon, bringing respite from the scorching heat. Rainy weather is likely to continue till Sunday, a weather official said.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature recorded on Friday morning was three notches below the season’s average. It said a strong western disturbance (WD) over the region brought down temperature as light to moderate rains lashed parts of Jammu.

Though Jammu did not receive much rain, cool winds from Pir Panchal range and heavy rains in Udhampur-Reasi belt overwhelmed the entire region and the day temperature fell from 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday to 35 degrees Celsius on Friday. Maximum rainfall of 2 millimeters was recorded at Katra while Banihal and Bhaderwah received 2.6 millimeters and 2.4 millimeters of rain respectively. Jammu received the lowest 0.5 millimeters rainfall.

“The sky may remain clear to partially cloudy with chances of light rainfall on 18 and 19 May,” said Dr Mahender Singh in charge Agrometeorology unit of IMD.

He said that the maximum temperature might vary from 34ºC to 39ºC and minimum temperature from 22ºC to 24ºC.