By: Jahangir Sofi
Srinagar: With the ongoing erratic weather post afternoon, the valley has been witnessing rains with thunderstorms and hailstones this month.
Officials said the reliability and accuracy in forecasting the weather, especially in spring and summer is difficult because of the convection.
Director Meteorological Department Jammu & Kashmir Sonum Lotus, told KNO that accurate and reliable prediction of weather in spring and summer is always challenging.
“There is a prediction of widespread rainfall from 23 May night to 24 May, after that we are expecting hot and dry weather till afternoon. However at some parts of the valley the weather may remain erratic with rains and thunderstorms,” Lotus said.
Lotus said it is not necessary the weather will remain erratic on every afternoon for the month of May, however it may remain erratic on some days.
“The reliable weather prediction in summer and spring is not impossible but very challenging and difficult, however we keep on updating the weather forecast, couple of hours before during these days,” he said.
According to the local meteorological department the month of April was the coldest after 2006.
It also stated that Jammu and Kashmir has recorded deficit rainfall of 27 per cent in the ongoing season.