‘Against normal 185.5mm, J&K gets 201mm rainfall since June 01-July 2020’
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has received above eight percent normal rainfall while Srinagar, the summer capital has experienced over 88 per cent large excess precipitation in the ongoing season.
According to a document prepared by Meteorological department (MeT), against the normal 185.5 mm rainfall, J&K has received 201 mm rainfall from June 01, 2022 to 20 July, 2022.
The document reads that seven places in J&K including Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama, Rajouri and Ramban received large excess rainfall during the same period. The districts experienced a rainfall of 167.4mm, 135.2mm, 167.3mm, 176mm, 113.7mm, 348.4mm and 283.7mm respectively.
It added that four districts of J&K including Anantnag, Kulgam, Doda and Poonch received excess rainfall against the normal where 184.3mm, 192.1mm, 236.2mm and 346mm rainfall was respectively recorded during June 01-July 20, 2022.
However, six places of the Union Territory, as per the data have received deficient rainfall during the same period. The places including Jammu, Kishtwar, Kathua, Samba, Reasi and Shopian have received 22%, 21%, 55%, 35%, 37% and 26% deficient rainfall respectively in the above mentioned period.
The three districts including Bandipora, Ganderbal and Udhampur have received normal rainfall at 87.4mm, 101.3mm and 324.3mm respectively.
However, the rains frequently lashed Jammu and Kashmir parts in the last over one week while many areas witnessed flash floods as well.
An official in the MeT said that the fresh data about the precipitation till August is being prepared. (KNO)