Light rains to continue for next 24 hours: MeT

SRINAGAR: Light rains, on Wednesday, lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir as the MeT department predicted wet weather for the next two days.

“Fairly widespread to widespread rains with thundershowers will occur at many places over the state during the next 24 hours, while as on Friday, there is a possibility of scattered rainfall at a few places,” a MeT official told Kashmir Reader.

The total rainfall received in Srinagar from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Wednesday was 1.5 mm whereas in Qazigund, Pahalgam, Kupwara and Kukernag, the amount of rainfall received was 1.0 mm, 2.2 mm, 7.2 and 1.1 mm respectively.
Similarly, in Jammu division, Banihal and Batote received a total rainfall of 3.4 and 0.2 mm whereas Batote and Katra received 0.2 and 1.8 as toatal rainfall during the day.

Both Kashmir as well as Jammu divisions saw a dip in the maximum as well as minimum temperatures by several degrees during the past two days.

The maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar on Wednesday was 17.5 degrees celsius which is 11 degrees below against the Monday’s maximum of 28.5 degrees celsius. Similarly, maximum temperature settled to a decent 31.9 degrees celsius in Jammu where mercury soared to 42.4 degrees celsius two days back.

According to MeT officials, maximum and minimum temperatures on Thursday are expected to be around 20 and 11 degrees celsius while as in Jammu the temperatures are likely to settle at 35 degrees and 24 degrees celsius respectively.

Meanwhile, humidity levels in Srinagar and Jammu at 5:30 pm were recorded at 84 and 37 percent respectively.