Amid Dry Weather Ahead, Widespread Rainfall Predicted on 18, 19 March




Dry weather has been forecast for the next three days in Jammu and Kashmir after a continuous spell of heavy rainfall across the state.

“From today to March 16, the weather will remain by and large dry, which would be followed by isolated rainfall on March 17,” reports quoted Sonam Lotus, Director, State Meteorological Department as having said.

On March 18 and March 19, there will be widespread rainfall in many places across the state followed by scattered rainfall on March 20, he said. He, however, said that no weather warning has been issued in the state so far.

In Jammu, the maximum temperature for the day would settle at 17.5 degrees Celsius, nine notches below normal. The minimum temperature will remain at 12.9 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal, he said.

Summer capital Srinagar would experience a maximum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees below normal with the minimum temperature settling around 4.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, Lotus said.

Meanwhile, the pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra town of Reasi district was going on smoothly despite heavy rainfall.


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