Rains Lash Plains in J&K, Meteorological Department Predicts More Till May 26
Srinagar, May 24 – Rains have lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir since last night, and according to the meteorological department, more precipitation is expected in the region until May 26.
In the last 24 hours, Srinagar received 6.9mm of rain, Qazigund received 8.2mm, Pahalgam received 22.5mm, Kupwara received 10.6mm, Kokernag received 10.5mm, Gulmarg received 21.0mm, Jammu received 8.1mm, Banihal received 9.2mm, Batote received 14.6mm, Katra received 4.8mm, and Bhaderwah received 14.2mm.
The meteorological department official stated that intermittent rain, thunderstorms, and snowfall over higher reaches are expected in most places. There is also a possibility of hailstorms and strong gusty winds at a few places.
On May 25-26, the weather is expected to be generally cloudy, with a brief spell of rain or thunderstorm possible towards late afternoon or evening.
From May 27-30, the weather is forecasted to be partly to generally cloudy.
Given the prevailing weather conditions, the weather department has advised farmers to suspend all farm operations until the weather improves.
Commuters are also advised to confirm the road status from the concerned traffic police before embarking on long journeys, especially on routes like Zojila and Srinagar-Jammu.
As for the temperature, the meteorological department official provided the following details:
- – Srinagar recorded a low of 13.5°C, which was 1.8°C above the normal temperature for the summer capital.
- – Qazigund recorded a low of 12.6°C, which was 2.3°C above the normal temperature for the gateway town of Kashmir.
- – Pahalgam recorded a low of 9.2°C, which was 3.0°C above the normal temperature for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
- – Kupwara town recorded a low of 12.4°C, which was 2.0°C above the normal temperature for the north Kashmir area.
- – Kokernag recorded a low of 11.4°C, which was 1.3°C above the normal temperature for the place.
- – Gulmarg recorded a low of 6.0°C, which was 0.8°C below the normal temperature for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
- – Jammu recorded a low of 21.1°C, which was 3.3°C below the normal temperature for Jammu and Kashmir’s winter capital.
- – Banihal recorded a low of 13.8°C (above normal by 1.8°C), Batote recorded 13.7°C (0.8°C below normal), Katra recorded 19.0°C (2.0°C below normal), and Bhaderwah recorded 13.0°C (above normal by 2.4°C). In Ladakh, Leh recorded a low of 6.2°C, while Kargil recorded a low of 9.0°C.
These weather conditions have brought a drop in temperatures across most places in the region. It is essential for residents and travelers to be aware of the changing weather patterns and take necessary precautions accordingly.