SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir received moderate to heavy rain with Kathua district receiving over 121 m.m. downpour since overnight, officials said on Monday.
The weatherman has forecast more rain ‘in spells’ till July 21, with major rainfall on Tuesday.
“As expected, light to moderate rain occurred at most places of J&K since last night. More rain in spells is likely till July 21 with peak on July 20,” Director local Meteorological Department, Sonam Lotus, said.
An official from Meteorological Department said that Srinagar received 1.8 m.m. of rain while it recorded minimum temperature of 20.0 degrees Celsius which is 1.6 degrees Celsius above the normal for the season. The Capital city on Sunday recorded hottest July day in eight years as mercury shot up to 35 degree Celsius.
Jammu received 5.2 m.m. of rain and recorded minimum of 26.2 degrees Celsius against normal of 25.0 degrees Celsius.
Kathua district recorded downpour of 121.8 m.m. of rain while Bhaderwah had 13.7 m.m. of rain followed by 9.2 m.m. in Katra, 3.4 m.m. in Banihal and 1.6 m.m. in Batote.
Qazigund received 14.8 m.m of rain and recorded minimum temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius.
Pahalgam had highest rainfall in Kashmir Valley with 26.3 m.m. of rain while it recorded a low of 15.6 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag had 9.2 m.m. of rain even as it recorded a minimum of 16.4 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The border town Kupwara received 2.6 m.m. of rain while it recorded minimum temperature of 19.6 degrees Celsius, he said.
World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir received 2.6 m.m. of rain and was the coldest place in Valley, recording minimum of 14.0 degrees Celsius, he added.