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Srinagar receives highest rainfall in March in last 6 yrs

india Updated: Apr 13, 2014 01:25 IST
Wasim Nabi
Wasim Nabi
Hindustan Times
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The city recorded highest rainfall of 220 mm in March in the last six years as compared to last year's 69.4 mm of rainfall.


Records of Met department has revealed that in March 2011, the city received 108.1 mm of rainfall, while in 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007, it received 61.0 mm, 41.2 mm, 9.4 mm and 210.3 mm of rainfall respectively.

After four days of continuous dry weather conditions in the valley, fresh rains lashed various parts of Kashmir on Saturday.

The summer capital Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 6.8 degrees Celsius as against the previous nights 5.9 degrees and had received 4.8 mm of rainfall.

The gateway town to Kashmir valley Qazigund recorded minimum temperature of 4.0 degrees. Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded minimum temperature of 4.3 degrees, while Kokarnag recorded minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees, a MeT official said.

Phalgam, a tourist resort, received 4.6 mm of rainfall and recorded minimum temperature of 0.4 degrees, while Gulamrg recorded a minimum of 0.5 degrees, a MeT official said.

Leh in Ladakh region recorded minimum temperature of 1.6 degrees as against the Kargil town which recorded minus 5.2 degrees, MeT official said.

Forecast
The Met official on Saturday predicted that light rain thundershowers would occur at few places in Jammu and Kashmir division with isolated thunder squalls in the next 24 hours.