Rain Throws Life Out of Gear in Kashmir, Mercury Dips Further

Life was today thrown out of gear in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, where a number of roads were again inundated badly affecting vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Rain coupled with winds has resulted in further drop in the mercury and people could be seen wearing warm cloths again. A Met department spokesperson has warned of heavy rain and thundershowers at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

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The weather will remain wet till June 28, he said. After intermittent rain since last evening, the Valley received heavy rain today resulting in drop in the mercury.

World famous health resort of Pahalgam received highest 31.8 mm rainfall during the night and it was heavily raining there. The minimum temperature also witnessed a drop though it was still above normal. Against yesterday’s 12.2 degree, it was 10.4 degree which was about one and half a notch above normal. There was no change in the minimum temperature at famed ski resort of Gulmarg where 2.8 mm rainfall was recorded during the night.

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