After weeks of dry weather, Kashmir gets rain relief

After weeks of dry weather, Kashmir gets rain relief



Rains lashed Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu, bringing relief to the people from weeks of hot and dry conditions. The weatherman has forecast more light to moderate rains in next 24 hours as well as another rain spell of similar intensity on April 20-21.

Rains lashed Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu, bringing relief to the people from weeks of hot and dry conditions. The weatherman has forecast more light to moderate rains in next 24 hours as well as another rain spell of similar intensity on April 20-21.  

“As expected, light to moderate rain occurred at many places of J&K since late night and early morning. Today and tomorrow (April 13 &14), the weather is likely to remain generally cloudy with light rain at many places of Kashmir and at some places of Jammu although there's no forecast of any major rainfall,” a meteorological department official told GNS. “Next spell of light to moderate rain (is) likely during 20-21st April.”

He said that Srinagar received 5.3 mm of rain fall till 0830 hours this morning and recorded a low of 11.8°C against 11.2°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 4.2°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

According to MeT department, last month, Jammu city received only 2.1mm rains against normal of 68 mm and Srinagar city received 21.3mm of rainfall as against normal of 117.6mm.  

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