MeT predicts rains, thunder storms

SRINAGAR: Weatherman on Wednesday predicted rains in Jammu and Kashmir, peaking on last two days of this month.
A meteorological department official said there would be an increase in the precipitation in the next few days, forecasting ‘fairly widespread’ rains on Friday and ‘widespread’ on May 30 and 31. Regarding next 24-hour, the weatherman has predicted scattered rainfall in Kashmir and isolated showers in the Jammu division. At the beginning of the next month, the weatherman said there would be a progressive decrease in the intensity of the rains which chances of scattered rainfall on June 1 and isolated showers across Jammu and Kashmir the next day. The rain forecast comes a relief to people in Jammu given the sweltering heat wave conditions from last few days. At 42.6 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature in Jammu was 3.5 notches above season’s average, making it the hottest recorded place in the J&K on Wednesday. Srigar recorded maximum of 30.3 degrees Celsius, highest in any other place in the Valley.

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