Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, received the highest rainfall in a single day ever during 24-hours, local weatherman said on Thursday.
An official of the meteorological department told Kashmir Reader that Srinagar received 83.9mm of rain in 24 hours 8.30pm on Thursday, surpassing 62.5mm rainfall recorded on 15 April 1997.
Kokernag received 69.9mm during the time, which is lesser than record downpour of 75mm on 25 April 1986 in south Kashmir area.
Qazigund had 55.6mm of rainfall during the 24-hours which is lesser than 61.8mm on April 2015 and highest ever of 80.2mm downpour in the gate town of Kashmir on 10 April 2006.
Another south Kashmir area and world famous tourist resort Pahalgam saw 64.2mm rain during the time, almost twice than on 20 April last year. However, it is far lesser than record downpour of 70.6mm witnessed in 2014.
Kupwara received 61.8mm of rainfall during the time, nearly 7mm less than what the north Kashmir district witnessed on 20 April 2015. The record rainfall of 85mm during 24 hours in the frontier district occurred 10 April 2006.
Gulmarg, the world famous ski-resort, saw 34.8mm of rainfall during the time. It received 76.1mm on 20 April 2015, 43.3mm on 19 April 2010 while the highest rainfall of 115mm during 24-hours was recorded in the north Kashmir area on 9 April 1998.