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J&K receives 36% rainfall deficit

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J&K receives 36% rainfall deficit

Sgr records highest seasonal rainfall since 2018; Only two districts Budgam, Kulgam receive normal rainfall

SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Even as the Kashmir received frequent rainfall from past one month, the Jammu and Kashmir has recorded deficient rainfall in the ongoing month, April, with official data revealing that the Union Territory (UT) has received 128.2 mms of rainfall till April 14 against an average 200.4 mm rainfall.

However, the official date available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reveals that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has received 51 per cent rainfall above than normal since April 01-April 14.

According to the data, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 36 per cent deficit rainfall in the first 14 days of the ongoing month.

Notably, the weatherman has predicted more rains till April 28, saying that the erratic weather conditions would continue till April 28 during which light to moderate rains are expected at isolated places across Jammu and Kashmir.

The data as per KNO correspondent revealed that Srinagar has received 218 mms of rainfall from April 01-April 14 against an average 144.1, thus recording 51 per cent above rainfall from the normal.

This is the highest seasonal rainfall, Srinagar has received since 2018 as according to the day in 2018, the summer capital has received 109.2 mm rainfall while in 2019 and 2020, it has received 45.3 mm and 63.6 mm rainfall respectively.

According to the data, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 36 per cent deficit rainfall in the ongoing month. The data added that seven districts including Anantnag, Bandipora, Doda, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi and Shopian have recorded deficient rainfall of 24%, 25%, 55%, 42%, 39%, 52% and 54% respectively.

Besides Srinagar, Pulwama, Kupwara and Poonch districts of the Union Territory have recorded excess rainfall. The districts have recorded 12%, 17% and 10% rainfall respectively above than normal.

Ganderbal in central Kashmir as per the data has recorded 102 per cent rainfall above than normal with figures saying that it has received 318.2 mm rainfall against an average 157.7 mm rainfall. Baramulla in north Kashmir has also received 21 per cent rainfall above normal.

The data added that five districts of the Union Territory including Jammu, Kathua, Kishtwar, Samba and Udhampur have recorded large deficient rainfall from April 01-April 14.

Nonetheless, only two districts of J&K in Kashmir division including Budgam and Kulgam have received normal rainfall, the data added.


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J&K receives 36% rainfall deficit