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Rains Lash Parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Weatherman Forecasts Erratic Weather until May 30

"Rains Lash Parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Weatherman Forecasts Erratic Weather until May 30"

‘UT records 21% deficient rainfall since Mar 01-May 24’

Srinagar, May 24: The intermittent rainfall lashed the parts of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday and also brought the mercury down in Jammu & Kashmir while maximum of the stations across the Valley recorded below normal temperature.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, recorded the hottest day of the season on Monday when the maximum temperature settled at 30.4 degree Celsius. However, the intermittent rainfall since Tuesday evening has brought down the mercury across Jammu & Kashmir.

Director Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that there is a possibility of intermittent light to moderate rain, thunderstorm at many places of Jammu & Kashmir while a significant decrease in rain is possible on May 25-May 26.

Nonetheless, Lotus said the intermittent rain, thunderstorm at scattered places cannot be ruled out.

Furthermore, Director MeT said the weather would remain partly cloudy from May 27-May 30.

As per the details available, the maximum temperature has plummeted across J&K parts while Srinagar recorded 18.4 degree Celsius, which is 6.4 degree Celsius below normal.

The mercury settled at 15.1 degree Celsius in Kupwara, which is 10.6 degree Celsius below normal, the data said, adding that Kokernag and Qazigund in South Kashmir also recorded over 7 degree below normal temperature and recorded a maximum temperature of 16.0 degree Celsius and 16.6 degree Celsius respectively.

Gulmarg recorded a maximum temperature of 8.6 degree Celsius, which is 7.4 degree below normal, it said.

Pertinently, J&K has recorded a deficient rainfall in the ongoing season from March 01-24-05-2023.

As per the data prepared by MeT, J&K has recorded 21 per cent deficient rainfall during the period while the highest deficient rainfall was recorded in Kishtwar, Kathua, Budgam, Shopian and Kupwara.

The data further reads that Srinagar has recorded 13 per cent deficient rainfall from March 01-24-05-2023—(KNO)

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