Jammu and Kashmir to experience more rain until April 6
A spell of rain has hit Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, with the possibility of more intermittent rain and thunderstorms expected in most places of Kashmir and isolated places in Jammu on Tuesday, according to the local meteorological department.
In the last 24 hours until 8:30 am today, Srinagar has received 5.2mm of rain, Qazigund 4.8mm, Pahalgam 6.5mm, Kupwara 19.5mm, Kokernag 5.0mm, Gulmarg 10.8mm, Jammu 29.0mm, Baniha 24.8mm, Batote 18.8mm, Katra 15.0mm, Bhaderwah 11.8mm, and Kathua 9.2mm.
According to the meteorological department official, there is a possibility of a brief spell of rain at scattered places of Jammu and Kashmir towards late afternoon and evening on April 5-6. However, mainly dry weather is expected in the entire region from April 7-12.
In the meantime, the department has urged farmers to avoid spraying orchards until April 6 and to maintain proper drainage to drain out excess water in fields.
The temperatures across various regions in Jammu and Kashmir have been recorded as 6.9°C in Srinagar, 6.4°C in Qazigund, 3.2°C in Pahalgam, 5.4°C in Kokernag, minus 0.5°C in Gulmarg, 4.4°C in Kupwara, and 17.1°C in Jammu.
Banihal, Batote, Katra, and Bhadarwah have recorded 6.5°C, 7.3°C, 11.5°C, and 6.2°C respectively. The temperature in Leh, Ladakh has been recorded as minus 2.5°C.
The local authorities have urged the people to take necessary precautions during the ongoing rainy spell and stay updated with the latest weather forecast.
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