Kashmir likely to witness normal summer, deficit rainfall

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Kashmir valley is likely to witness a normal summer – with temperature expected to remain in the upward of 30 degrees Celsius – while there will be a likely deficit of rainfall, Sonam Lotus, the director of Srinagar Meteorological Centre, said.

Lotus, in an interview with The Kashmir Walla, said the maximum temperature this season in Kashmir valley has been recorded at 34.7 degrees Celsius, which is several degrees above normal temperature.

“As far as the weather is concerned, the temperature is going to remain high this month going upto 35 degrees Celsius with light rains,” he said.

Jammu region has seen the highest temperature of 42.7 degrees this year, whereas in Srinagar it has touched 34.7 degrees celsius.

Lotus said that parts of Kashmir valley – Kupwara and Baramulla – are likely to experience low rains over July and August, compared to the rest of the region.

In rest of the region, chances of rain over the first two weeks of July are possibly going to be low but there might be a surge in wet weather post 15 July.

Lotus further stated that this year the entire region of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, has seen a 50 to 60 percent decline in rains.

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