Rains Lash JK, Bring Respite To People

KL Report

Srinagar

Much to the respite for people, intermittent rain lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday with Katra recording highest downpour in the State.

An official from Meteorological department told Global News Service that Katra recorded 62.6 mm of rain from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday with maximum temperature of 29.1 Degree Celsius and minimum 21.1 Degree Celsius.

The maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir was 23.1 degrees which was around eight degrees below recorded Yesterday. The night temperature also witnessed a drop by few notches, recording at 19.1 degrees against 21.9 degree Celsius previously.

Qazigund, the gate town to Valley in South Kashmir which witnessed 10.8 mm of rainfall during the time recorded maximum temperature at 22.7 Degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, the world famous health resort in South Kashmir had a rainfall of 16.0 mm during the 12 hours, bringing the day temperature down to 17.8 Degrees Celsius from 27.2 Degrees Celsius on Wednesday last.

Kokernag had 7.7mm of rainfall and recorded day temperature at 21.5 Degrees Celsius. Kupwara, the frontier North Kashmir district had 7.5 mm of rainfall during the time to bring the maximum temperature down to 23.2 Degrees Celsius from 32.1 Degree Celsius yesterday.

Jammu, the winter capital recorded rainfall of 21.2 mm during the time, the weatherman said. The rain plummeted mercury to 32.8 Deg Celsius. The winter capital of the state had witnessed 34.0 Degrees Celsius on Wednesday last.

Banihal had a rainfall of 5.5 mm during the 12-hours bringing the day temperature down to 24.6 Degrees Celsius from 29.2 Degrees Celsius on Wednesday last.

Baderwah had 2.0 mm of rainfall and recorded day temperature at 25.5 Degrees Celsius. Batot had 6.1 mm of rainfall during the time.

Regarding the forecast for next 24 hours, the weatherman said moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in the Kashmir region during the next 48 hours while rainfall would be moderate but widespread in the Jammu region during this period.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has started issuing weather information for Amarnath Yatra to help travelers and Tehri families back home to keep a track of weather conditions.

The information given by the department includes station wise weather forecast of rainfall, wind speed and humidity on the present day and the next day.

The stations for which forecast is available includes Srinagar, Udhampur, Sonmarg, Sheshnag, Qazigund, Pahalgam, Jammu, Chandanwari, Batote, Banihal, Baltal and Holy cave

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