Intermittent rains in Kashmir

Downpour in Jammu brings respite from hot weather; no major rainfall forecast for next 10 days: MeT
Intermittent rains in Kashmir
View of Dal Lake with the backdrop of Zabarwan Range amid rainfall. [File]Aman Farooq/ GK

Srinagar: Parts of Kashmir on Wednesday received a light spell of intermittent rains bringing relief to the people from the unusual heat with the Meteorological Department forecasting intermittent light to moderate rainfall during the next two days.

However, Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said that there is no forecast “of any major rainfall for the next 10 days in J&K”, adding that “intermittent light rainfall is predicted in the next couple of days in J&K”.

Lotus said that “intermittent light to moderate rainfall is likely especially in the morning, evening during the next 2 days and mainly dry thereafter”.

As per the MeT data, summer capital Srinagar recorded 27 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, which was several notches below the temperatures recorded during the last few days.

On Monday, the summer capital had recorded a scorching 32.5 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg on Tuesday recorded 19 degrees Celsius, a dip of almost 3 degrees Celsius from the day temperature recorded on Monday.

Meanwhile, rains lashed parts of the Jammu region early on Wednesday bringing relief to the people from humidity with the weather department forecasting intermittent light to moderate rainfall in the next two days.

Katra recorded the highest rainfall of 52.8 mm till 8.30 am on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the MeT department said. Jammu city registered 18.5 mm and Kathua 13.2 mm of rainfall till 8.30 am on Tuesday, the MeT spokesperson said.

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