Summer Rains in Kashmir Bring Relief From Scorching Heat 

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday received moderate to heavy rainfall bringing much sought relief from the scorching heat and humid weather conditions, even as the mercury in this capital city settled at 34.6 degree Celsius, 5.1 notches above normal.

According to the Meteorological Department (MeT) officials, the maximum temperature on Tuesday across the Valley was 4 degree to 5 degree above normal.

Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 34.6 degree Celsius, 5.1 notches above normal while humidity was 79 this morning at 8:30 and 46 at 5:30pm. The minimum temperature was 24.6 degrees, 5.9 notches above normal.

Qazigund recorded a temperature of 32.6 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 29.6 degrees Celsius while Kokernag witnessed 31.7 degrees Celsius, the officials said. The border town Kupwara recorded a maximum temperature of 35.2 degrees Celsius, they said.

Deputy Director, Meteorological Department (MeT), Mukhtar Ahmed told Kashmir Observer on Tuesday that the J&K will receive rainfall for the next three days.

“Heavy rainfall will start from tomorrow morning and continue till the evening of July 30. This will cause a dip in day temperature for the following three days,” Ahmed said.

“While Kashmir will receive heavy rainfall, the Jammu division will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next three days,” he added.

He said that the fresh rainfall will not occur under the influence of any western disturbance but normal monsoon showers. The inclement weather, Ahmed said may also trigger landslides in the districts of Samba, Reasi and Rajouri bsides certain volatile spots around the 272-km long Srinagar-Jammu highway.

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Zaid Bin Shabir

A media graduate from LPU, Zaid Bin Shabir is a Srinagar based journalist whose works have appeared in many local and international publications.

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