Rain breaks humid spell in Kashmir Valley

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2014 21:02 IST

Light rainfall on Friday brought the much-needed relief to the residents of the Kashmir Valley from the soaring temperatures.

Srinagar recorded light rainfall since early Friday morning, which brought down mercury to a pleasant 28.1 degrees Celsius, said a meteorological official.

The maximum day temperature in Srinagar was recorded 28.1 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 19.8 degrees Celsius.

The maximum day temperature in the famous tourist resort, Pahalgam, was 21.4 degrees Celsius. It recorded 18.0 mm of rainfall till Friday morning, added the official said.

The gateway town to the Kashmir Valley, Qazigund in south Kashmir, recorded a maximum temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 18.0 degrees Celsius. It recorded 3.8 mm of rainfall also.

Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a maximum temperature of 26.5 degrees Celsius, while Kokarnag in south Kashmir recorded 25.5 degrees as maximum day temperature.


Meanwhile, the meteorological department has predicted a light to moderate rainfall in the state during the next 24 hours.

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