Jammu and Kashmir received moderate to heavy rain with Kathua district receiving over 121mm downpour since overnight, officials said on Monday.
The weatherman has forecast more rain “in spells” till 21 July, with main activity on Tuesday.
“As expected, light to moderate rain occurred at most places of J-K especially since late night. More rain in spells is likely till (July) 21st with peak on (July) 20th,” Director local Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said.
A meteorological department official here told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that Srinagar received 1.8mm of rain while the summer capital of J-K recorded minimum temperature of 20.0 degrees Celsius which is 1.6 degrees Celsius above the normal for the season. The Capital city on Sunday recorded hottest July day in eight years as mercury shot up to 35 degree Celsius.
Jammu, the winter capital of J-K, received 5.2mm of rain and recorded minimum of 26.2 degrees Celsius against normal of 25.0 degrees Celsius, he said.
Kathua district recorded downpour of 121.8mm of rain while Bhaderwah had 13.7mm of rain followed by 9.2mm in Katra, 3.4mm in Banihal and 1.6mm in Batote.
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