Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is likely to get a breather from the current spell of hot and humid air as local weather office Monday forecast rain in the state from Tuesday.
“We are expecting light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thundershowers on Tuesday and Wednesday, which can extend up to Thursday morning with heavy downpour likely in Jammu region,” the local meteorological office told IANS here.
According to the forecast, the day temperature is likely to fall during this period.
Kashmir is witnessing steady rise in mercury for the last three days and Sunday at 33.7 degrees Celsius was the hottest day so far this season.
Meanwhile, overnight rain in Srinagar brought some respite from hot weather on Monday as the minimum temperature settled at 20.7 degrees Celsius.
“The sky will be cloudy today during the day with thundershowers expected in the evening. Maximum temperature on Monday is likely to hover around 33 degrees Celsius”, the weather official said.
The minimum temperatures in Gulmarg and Pahalgam were 15.2 degrees and 14.6 degrees Celsius.
In Ladakh region’s Kargil town the minimum temperature was 13.2 degrees Celsius while in Leh town, where light rain has been forecast for evening, the minimum temperature was 16.8 degrees Celsius.
In Jammu, the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Jammu city was recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius Monday.