Rains bring respite from heat

Rain on Thursday in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley brought much needed respite to the people from heat, with the Meteorological department predicting occasional precipitation for the next few days.

“These are occasional rains and there won’t be any significant change in weather pattern for some days,” Director MeT department Sonam Lotus told Greater Kashmir.

He said there was a likelihood of rains on 14 and 15 July in Jammu division and possibility of a light spell of rain in Kashmir.

“These occasional rains will not have any effect on the ongoing Amarnath yatra,”  Lotus said.

MeT officials said that Srinagar recorded a maximum of 31.3 degrees Celsius and minimum of 19.7, Jammu city a minimum of 34.4 degrees Celsius and minimum of 27.5 degrees Celsius. The temperature recorded at the Amarnath cave was a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius and minimum of 7.6 degrees.

For the annual Yatra, Meteorological department has been monitoring the weather conditions round the clock and two more weather monitoring stations are being installed.