Weather improves after 3-day wet spell in J&K

Weather improves after 3-day wet spell in J&K

UT records deficient precipitation of 39% from Jan 01 to Feb 21; 5 trains cancelled, flight operations resume normally, highway, other roads remain closed

The weather conditions improved on Wednesday after three-day wet spell however, despite the heavy rains and snowfall for three consecutive days, Jammu and Kashmir has received deficient rainfall of 39 per cent in the ongoing season from January 01, 2024 to February 21, 2024.

Pertinent, Jammu and Kashmir recorded prolonged dry spell from December 2023 to January 2024 end, leading to the water scarcity and simultaneous power paucity in the Union Territory.

However, the three-day wet spell continued in Kashmir parts from Sunday during which Sonamarg, Gulmarg, and other areas received heavy snowfall.

The weather conditions have improved across Jammu and Kashmir today while the weatherman here has predicted dry weather conditions till February 27.

Nonetheless, the Meteorological department’s (MeT) official data reveals that J&K has received a deficient rainfall of 39 per cent during January 01, 2024 to February 21, 2024.

As per the data, Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K has recorded 46 per cent as against the normal precipitation of 163.9 mm, it has received 88.5 mm during the period.

The large deficient rainfall has, however, been recorded in Shopian where only 26.5 mm rainfall was received against the normal precipitation of 109.0 mm.

Ganderbal in central Kashmir has also recorded a deficient rainfall of 59 per cent as against the normal precipitation of 158.6 mm, it has received 65.4 mm during the period.

The other districts of Jammu and Kashmir except four including Bandipora, Baramulla, Rajouri and Ramban have recorded a deficient rainfall.

Bandipora and Baramulla are the only two districts where 123.8 mm and 173.9 mm rainfall has been received from January 01, 2024 to till date.

Rajouri and Ramban stations have also recorded nearly normal precipitation of 128.0 mm and 276.6 mm respectively.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and other major roads continued to remain closed for vehicular movement for the straight day.

Officials said that the work on clearing the debris from Srinagar-Jammu highway is going on and the road will be thrown open for the traffic soon.

However, the flight operations resumed normally today. Earlier, 23 flights were cancelled due to bad weather conditions on Tuesday.

Moreover, five trains were cancelled in the morning today following which the services were resumed normally, officials said—(KNO)

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