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Intermittent rains, gutsy winds bring mercury down in Kashmir

Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, May 26, 2013
First Published: 16:42 IST(26/5/2013) | Last Updated: 16:48 IST(26/5/2013)

Heavy overcast conditions and intermittent rains since last night have brought down the day temperature in Kashmir Valley by at least 10 degree Celsius.

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The Valley witnessed rains with gusty winds on Saturday night and even today morning intermittent rains lashed Srinagar and other tourist places such as Gulmarg and Pahalgam in north and south Kashmir respectively.

This brought a smile on faces of hundreds of tourists, who were visiting the Valley to seek some respite from the scorching heat.

The Valley witnessed this summer's highest temperature of around 31 degree Celsius on Friday but Saturday witnessed a dip of five degree Celsius.

"The maximum temperature hovered around 20 degree Celsius in the Valley on Sunday, down by more than 4 notches more," said a MeT official.

Since Friday, there is around 10 degree dip in day temperature in the Valley, he added.

According to meteorological (MeT) department, the past 24 hours recorded more than one mili metre rains in the Valley.

The department is predicting more rains in the next 24 hours. "There will be light to moderate rain at many places over the state," said the officials.

The MeT forecasts soothing weather for the next 24 hours for hundreds of tourists, at present in Kashmir visiting hill stations and lakes.

"Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar will witness rains and thunderstorms till Monday. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 25 degree Celsius and 12 degree Celsius respectively," said MeT director Sonam Lotus.


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