Rain brings relief from hot and humid weather conditions in Kashmir

Roads were inundated in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar due to fresh rains on Thursday, 25 July 2019. Habib Naqash/GK

Rains in Kashmir on Thursday morning brought relief to the residents from scorching heat and humid weather conditions.

The rain which started as a drizzle around 7.45 am turned into a downpour as the day progressed, leading to waterlogging in many areas of the city, including the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas, officials said.

They said waterlogging was also reported from posh Rajbagh and Jawahar Nagar areas of the city as well as low-lying areas such as Bemina and Mehjoor Nagar.

Heavy rains led to massive water logging in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar city on Thursday, 25 July 2019. Habib Naqash/GK
Heavy rains led to massive water logging in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar city on Thursday, 25 July 2019. Habib Naqash/GK

The district administration has pressed dewatering pumps into service to clear the roads, the officials said.

The Meteorological department had predicted a two-day spell of rains from Thursday.

“There will be a spell of intermittent rains on Thursday and Friday in Kashmir,” the Deputy Director MeT department, Mukhtar Ahmad had said yesterday.

Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 33.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday while the humidity in the city was recorded at 47 degrees. (With PTI inputs)