Rains lash Srinagar, other parts of Kashmir; more expected over next 3 days | In Pics
Updated On : 09 Apr 2018,10:07 AM
A fresh spell of rain lashed Kashmir, including summer capital, Srinagar, which recorded the hottest-ever March this year and a deficit rainfall — forcing authorities to advised farmers in many areas in the valley not to cultivate paddy – a water-intensive crop.
Life was affected due to rain since this afternoon in Srinagar, where sweaters and other warm cloth were again out after bright sunshine during the last about a week.
The wet spell has come as good news for the people, who were experiencing above normal maximum temperatures, and also staring at drought-like conditions due to scant rain and snowfall in the winter.
Generally, in the month of April, Jammu & Kashmir records 97.5 mm of rains, followed by Himachal Pradesh that records 65 mm of rains, while Uttarakhand records the least with 33 mm of rains. This year, during the first few days of the month, only Jammu & Kashmir recorded some scattered rain activities while the other two have remained dry so far.
Sunday morning, resulting in dip in the day temperature. However, the night temperature in Gulmarg improved due to overcast conditions and settled at 5.3 degree, against 3 degree recorded on Sunday. The maximum temperature recorded on Saturday was 7 degree above normal in the ski resort.
A Met Department Spokesperson said that light rain and thundershowers would occur at many places during the next 24 hours under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance (WD), which originated from the Arabian Sea and hit the region, late on Saturday night.
"Rain would occur at most places in the valley during the subsequent three days from Monday in Kashmir, under the influence of this WD,” he said.