Rains Breaks Heat Spell, Weatherman Predicts More

SRINAGAR: Rains lashed many parts of Kashmir valley, including Srinagar, providing respite to the people from the scorching heat.

The morning rainfall, resulting in a dip in temperature by several notches, brought relief from the heat wave conditions prevalent for over a week.

Srinagar, which recorded a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius on July 19, received a rainfall of 23.0 mm during morning, while the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg received 26.2 mm of rains, a MET Department spokesperson said.

He said Pahalgam, in South Kashmir received 19.0 mm of rainfall till 8:30 in the morning and Kokernag 17.0 mm of rainfall.

Kupwara in north however receive no rains.

The weatherman have predicted more rains during the next 24 hours.

"Rainfall would be moderate but widespread in Kashmir till July 21 afternoon," the spokesman said. 

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