Weather to remain dry till April 30: Lotus

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SRINAGAR

Rains lashed Kashmir Valley since Sunday night after days of dry weather even as the minimum temperatures went down at all places across Kashmir Valley while the MeT department predicted dry weather in the coming three days.

Almost all places in Kashmir received rains during the Sunday night and Monday resulting in the increase in water level in River Jehlum.

MeT Director Sonam Lotus told local news agency that there will be significant decrease in rainfall fromTuesday morning while the weather will remain mostly dry from Tuesday to Thursday evening. “Light rainfall may occur on Tuesday but from  Wednesday till Thursday evening the weather will remain dry. From Thursday evening, Valley may witness light rainfall that may continue till May 2,” Lotus said adding that there is no need to panic and the intensity of rainfall this time will not be so swift.

Lotus added that the minimum temperature in all places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, went down since Sunday night.

A weather official informed that Srinagar city recorded 3.4 mm of rainfall while Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir, received the highest rainfall of 13.5 mm and the mercury there settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius a drop of nearly 9 degrees. Rains lash almost every part of Kashmir while wind storm in North, Central and South Kahsmir created panic among people on Sunday night. Reports said that several residential houses and cow-sheds were damaged due to intense windstorm.

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