Monsoon Completely Withdraws From J&K: MeT

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‘10 Districts In J&K, Ladakh Received Deficit Rain’

Srinagar: Weatherman on Friday said that South West Monsoon has completely withdrawn from J&K and Ladakh.

“From now on, each spell of rain/snow will be due to westerly winds (Western Disturbances) which generally originate from the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Sea,” a Meteorological department official said.

He said the monsoon retreated from the entire Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, belated by nearly two weeks as the normal withdrawal date was September 22.

“This year, the monsoon hit J&K on 13th June, 17 days ahead of its normal arrival on 30th June-1st July. During the course of 113 days of monsoon over J&K and Ladakh(13th June to 8th Oct.) Out of 10 districts, 4 received normal rain whereas 6 received deficit rain in Jammu,” he said, adding, “In Kashmir, out of 10 districts, 7 received normal rainfall whereas 3 received deficit rainfall.”

In Ladakh, Kargil received normal rain whereas rainfall was deficit in Leh district, he added.

“The Calculation was done on the basis of average of actual rainfall recorded by various rain gauges of IMD, I&FC, CWC etc. and it's comparison with Climatological normal’s available with IMD,” the official added.

Meanwhile, the official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 9.2 degrees Celsius against normal of 7.3 degree Celsius for this time of the season.

He said Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 8.1 degrees Celsius against 6.3 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, witnessed a low of 4.8 degrees Celsius and normal of 3.6 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag had a low of 8.8 degrees Celsius against normal of 7.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Northern Kashmir’s Kupwara town recorded minimum of 5.8 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district had a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius against 4.7 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till October 10. (GNS)

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