Rain brings respite from scorching heat in Kashmir

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Showers continued to lash Kashmir for a second day Wednesday, affecting normal life with water-logging and traffic snarls occurring at several areas of the summer capital.

Moderate to heavy rainfall was reported across Kashmir Valley where temperatures dropped by as much as eight degrees below normal, a MeT official said.

The rainfall has led to a change in conditions with people welcoming the relief from the scorching heat which had been sweeping the Valley over the past few weeks.

29.9mm rainfall was recorded in Srinagar till 8:30 A.M., the official said.

The ski-resort of Gulmarg received 29.8mm of rainfall and saw the maximum slide to 14 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgham in south Kashmir registered a maximum of 19.9 degrees and recorded 34.4mm rainfall.

Meanwhile, waterlogging at many places in Srinagar caused problems for pedestrians and also hampered the movement of traffic.

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