Srinagar, Aug 25: Meteorological department has predicted a two-day spell of rains from Wednesday.
“South-West monsoon is active over Jammu. As a result of this, there has been widespread moderate rain in Jammu and the same is most likely to persist for next 72 hours (August 25,26,27),” Director Meteorological Department Srinagar, Sonam Lotus said.
“Further widespread light to moderate rain is expected in Kashmir division on August 26 and August 27,” he said.
Lotus said because of the prolonged dry spell, the day temperature rose sharply on August 17 as Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 35.7 degrees C, the highest in 39 years.
“The highest ever maximum temperature recorded in Srinagar in August is 36.7 degrees C in 1946,” he said.
According to Meteorological Department, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 245.1 mm of rain from June to August. This is around 42% lesser compared to the same time last year.
Meanwhile, the Central Water Commission (CWC) informed on Tuesday that some areas of Jammu and Kashmir are at moderate risk of flash floods for the next six hours.
In a tweet, the Central Water Commission said that: “Flash Flood Guidance issued by IMD valid for 6 hours from 0530 hrs on August 25, 2020, in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand is appended. Moderate threat over some watersheds and neibhourhood areas of Poonch, Reasi and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir subdivision,” the CWC tweeted.