Deputy Director MeT deptt Srinagar, Mukhtar Ahmad

UT records normal precipitation, Shopian records large deficient rainfall from Mar 01-Apr 24

Srinagar, Apr 24: As the parts of Kashmir continued to witness thundershowers in the afternoon hours for the last couple of days, the weatherman here has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in Srinagar and elsewhere from April 27.

Talking to the news agency Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the afternoon thundershowers are expected to continue for tomorrow as well, but a three-day wet spell is expected in Jammu & Kashmir from April 27.

“As per the forecast, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in J&K areas especially in Srinagar, South Kashmir areas, Ramban and Doda from April 27 to April 29,” he said, adding that the major activity is expected on April 29.

About the fall in the maximum temperature, he said that the maximum temperature will continue to witness a fall in the next few days and is expected to improve from May 01, 2024.

Moreover, as per the data, Jammu & Kashmir has recorded normal precipitation from March 01, 2024 to April 24, 2024.

Samba is the only station where the deficient rainfall of 22 per cent has been recorded during the period.

As per the data, against the normal precipitation of 187.5 mm, Srinagar has recorded 275.5 mm rainfall during the period.

So far since March 01 till April 24, Anantnag, Budgam, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian stations have recorded normal precipitation.

However, Shopian district in South Kashmir despite witnessing hailstorm and moderate rainfall from the last couple of days, has recorded large deficient rainfall, where against the normal precipitation of 194.4 mm, only 70.8 mm rainfall was recorded during the period.(KNO)