MeT predicts occasional rains in Valley this week

‘No ease in rising temperatures’
MeT predicts occasional rains in Valley this week
Beating the heat: Boys taking a bath in Ranbir Canal at Jammu on Sunday. Pic : Mir Imran/GK

Stating that there will be no significant change in the rising temperatures in J&K in the coming days, Meteorological department Sunday predicted occasional rains in the Valley this week.

Director MeT department, Sonam Lotus, said it is verydifficult to predict weather related issues during summer months. "However,there are chances of occasional rains in the Valley this week," he said.

"There won't be any flash floods or any major rise in thewater level in the rivers and the tributaries," he added.  

Lotus said there won't be any significant change in risingtemperatures in Kashmir. "In 1978 and 1999, Kashmir recorded 37 degrees Celsiusin summers. This month it may touch 34 degrees Celsius."

"There have seasons in Kashmir when temperatures crossed 33degrees Celsius. Even the temperatures in Leh have touched 29 degree Celsius inthe current month," he said.

Earlier this year, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)had said that this year from April to June average maximum temperature islikely to be warmer than normal in northern states including Jammu and Kashmir.

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