Srinagar, June 26: Heavy rains hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir, giving people a break from the heat wave. On Monday, a weatherman predicted that there would be more rain in the next few days.

“Over the next 24 hours, Jammu and Kashmir is likely to have mostly cloudy weather with light to moderate rain,” a meteorological department source told GNS.


He said that on June 27, it might rain off and on, and that some places in the Jammu region might get a mild to heavy shower in the morning.

He said that from June 28 to June 19, there might be some light rain, and on June 30, it might be partly cloudy. “Rain is likely in the evening of June 30,” he said.

He said that rain could cause flash floods and mudslides in places that are prone to them, especially in the Jammu area.

“The water level in rivers and streams/nallas is also expected to rise,” he said. “During the active phase of the monsoon in J&K, everyone is asked to be careful and aware.”

In last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, he said, Srinagar reported rainfall of 26.8 mm, Qazigund 50.2 mm, Pahalgam 10.7 mm, Kupwara 3.7 mm, Kokernag 20.4 mm, Gulmarg 12.2 mm, Jammu 41.2 mm, Banihal 32.8 mm, Batote 62.2 mm, Katra 30.8 mm, Bhaderwah 10.2 mm and Kathua 108.8 mm.

He said that Srinagar’s low temperature was 17.6°C instead of 19.8°C the night before, but it was still 0.3°C above average for the summer city.

He said that the lowest temperature in Qazigund was 16.6°C, which was 0.9°C higher than usual for the town that is the entrance to Kashmir.

He said that Pahalgam had a low of 13.8°C, which was 3.1°C higher than average for the famous tourist town in the Anantnag district of south Kashmir. The night before, the low was 13.1°C.

He said that the temperature in Kupwara town was 15.4°C, down from 19.2°C the night before. This was 1.8°C warmer than usual for the north Kashmir area.

The low temperature in Kokernag was 16.3°C instead of 20.0°C the night before. This was 1.0°C above what is average for the area.

He said that Gulmarg had a low of 11.0°C instead of 4.6°C the night before. This was 0.4°C warmer than usual for the world-famous skiing area in the Baramulla district of north Kashmir.

He said that Jammu had a low of 23.2°C, which was 3.2°C lower than average for J&K’s winter capital. The night before, the low was 29.1°C, so the difference was 3.2°C.

Banihal had a low of 17.8°C, which is 1.4°C above normal. Batote was 16.7°C, which was 1.3°C below normal. Katra was 20.8°C, which was 1.7°C below normal. Bhaderwah was 18.6°C, which was 2.2°C above normal. He said that Leh and Kargil, both in Ladakh, had lows of 8.0°C and 18.9°C.



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