Rains lash Valley, temp dips

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, May 4: The day temperature in Srinagar dipped several notches as intermittent rains lashed Kashmir since last evening. The rains have brought respite to people from a short spell of scorching heat.
A Meteorological Depart-ment official told Excelsior that light to moderate rains lashed all parts of Valley since Tuesday evening. He said the day temperature in Srinagar plunged by around six notches due to downpour. Earlier on Monday, the temperature in Srinagar crossed 28 degree Celsius mark which was the highest so far in this season. The MeT official said that the scattered rainfall is expected to continue on Thursday.
The official said the Srinagar recorded 17.5 degree Celsius maximum temperature against the previous day’s 23.7 while the minimum temperature settled at 12.3 degree Celsius. The temperature in other parts of the Valley also plunged due to downpour.
According to MeT official, Qazigund recorded 17.4 degree Celsius maximum temperature while minimum temperature settled at 9.4 degree Celsius. Pahalgam recorded 16.3 degree Celsius day temperature and night temperature settled at 8.5 degree Celsius. The MeT official said maximum temperature in Gulmarg was recorded 16.0 degree Celsius while the night temperature settled at 5.4 degree Celsius.
Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded 16.3 degree Celsius maximum temperature and 8.9 degree Celsius minimum temperature. The day temperature in Kupwara settled at 14.9 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature remained 12.0 degree Celsius. Leh, which is also called cold desert, recorded a 21.0 degree Celsius maximum temperature while the minimum temperature remained 10.9 degree Celsius and in neighbouring Kargil, the maximum temperature was recorded 21.7 degree Celsius 7.6 degree Celsius minimum temperature.


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