Dry spell to continue this week

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 11/10/2017 11:30:21 PM

Met predicts rainfall next week

SRINAGAR, Nov 10: As the dry weather conditions continue to prevail in Kashmir valley, the officials at state meteorological department revealed that there was likely going to be a change in the weather across Kashmir probably by next week.
The spokesperson at Met department said that there was prediction of light to moderate precipitation in Kashmir valley which may end up the prolonged dry spell prevalent in Kashmir for the past three months.
The Met officials said that due to lack of any scope of western disturbances the weather has continued to remain dry in Kashmir sans any rainfall.
They said a western disturbance was likely to hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir next week which may result in light or moderate rain /snow at most of the places across the state.
"We are expecting a spell of light rainfall in Kashmir valley next week. From the evening of November 13, there is prediction of a change in weather conditions which may provide some respite from the prevalent dry spell in Kashmir," Director Met department revealed.
"Light to moderate rainfall may occur in Kashmir valley from November 13. The same weather may continue till November 17," he said.
Kashmir valley has been witnessing acute dry weather condition for past three months. There has not been any precipitation in Kashmir since the month of July this year.
The officials at Met department revealed that there were no chances of any precipitation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hours.
Met department revealed that western disturbances would hit the state any soon from November 13 which may end the dry weather.
"We do not have any predictions of rainfall or snow in Kashmir during next 48 hours. However we have predictions of rain from November 13 onwards," a Met official said.
The continued dry weather in Kashmir has taken a toll not only on health of people across valley but has also impacted the harvest season in several parts of Kashmir.
Moreover, owing to the prolonged dry weather the water bodies in Kashmir have also dried up. Most of the streams and rivers are witnessing water shortage.
There has not been any rain in Kashmir valley, especially in the plain areas, since the month of July this year. For over three months valley has been reeling under dry weather condition which has also resulted in several respiratory ailments among people in valley.
The officials in met department revealed that Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 21.2 degrees Celsius while as the minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at 2 degrees Celsius on Friday.



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