Jammu & Kashmir

Hot and dry weather in JK till August 10: MeT

A wide view of Dal Lake in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: After record-breaking rainfall in the month of July, the weatherman has forecast hot and dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till August 10, saying that there is no forecast of any major rainfall this week.

Director Meteorological department said the weather would remain mainly hot and dry till August 5 and 6.

He said that amid the hot and dry weather conditions, there is a possibility of rain at isolated to scattered places of Jammu and Kashmir towards late afternoon and evening.

However, Lotus said that the weather would remain mainly dry between August 07-10 as there is no forecast of any major rainfall this week.

Pertinently, the forecast of hot and dry weather comes after a record-break rainfall in the month of July as due to the frequent wet spells last month, Srinagar has broken all previous records as for the first time since 1891, the station received a precipitation of 187.2 mm.

Moreover, as per the details available, JK in the ongoing season from June 1, 2023-August 2, has recorded a rainfall of 312.9 mm against a normal of 285.4 mm.

As per the data prepared by local IMD department, Srinagar, Pulwama, Ganderbal and Doda stations have received large excess rainfall during the period while Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kathua, Kulgam, Ramban and Udhampur have recorded an excess rainfall.

Shopian in South Kashmir is the only place where a deficient rainfall during the period has been recorded as according to the data, against the normal precipitation of 152.5 mm, it has received only 110.3 mm, which is 28 per cent deficient.

As per the data, Kishtwar in Jammu division has recorded large deficient rainfall of 62 percent during the period as against the normal of 230.3 mm, the station has recorded only 86.5 mm rainfall.

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