Rain brings relief in Jammu

Rain brings relief in Jammu

Jammu: Residents of Jammu city woke up to pleasant weather Saturday morning with heavy cloud cover and a light spell of rain, bringing some relief from the blistering heat which has gripped the region since May 4.

Though the night-time temperature recorded in the city on Friday was 24.6 degrees Celsius, 1.1 degrees above normal, the day temperature marked a dip of 5.7 notches to settle at 32.7 degrees Celsius, 4.2 degrees below normal during this time of the year, a MeT official department said.

The Meteorological department (MeT) has forecast light rain to thundershowers at several places in Jammu and Kashmir over the next 48 hours.

High altitude areas in Jammu region experienced light snowfall, the MeT said.

Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, recorded 2.8 mm of rainfall during the day, resulting in considerable drop in the mercury, the MeT official said, adding that the town recorded a maximum of 26.9 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 22.8 degrees Celsius.

Batote town along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway received 9.0 mm of rain, the highest in Jammu region. Nearby Banihal town received 5.0 mm of rains, the official said.