SRINAGAR – Weatherman on Wednesday forecast “generally cloudy weather with occasional brief spell of rain” for now and “next good rainfall spell” from July 19-21 in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Light to moderate rain with thunderstorm and lightning will occur at many places of Jammu especially Poonch, Reasi, Rajouri and at scattered places of Kashmir. Overall, weather will remain generally cloudy with occasional brief spell of rain,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said.
“Next good rainfall spell is likely during July 19-21,” he said.
The weather department has issued an advisory for possibility of flash flood especially in Poonch, Rajouri and other vulnerable spots as “land is already fully saturated.”
Meanwhile a meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar received 1.3mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 0830 hours and recorded minimum temperature of 18.9 degree Celsius against 18.1 degree Celsius normal for this time of the year.
Jammu recorded 25.8mm of rain, highest across J&K, during the time, the official said.
He said that the winter capital of J&K recorded a low of 22.4 degree Celsius against the normal of 24.8 degree Celsius for this time of the year.