fter witnessing hottest day at 35 degree in eight years, rains and strong winds on Monday brings some relief to the people in Kashmir as the minimum temperature registered several degree drop though it was still above normal.
A Met department spokesman has warned isolated heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightening which could cause flash flood, landslides, shooting stones and water-logging in low-lying areas in the Kashmir valley during the next 24 hours.
During the subsequent 48 hours, widespread moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers would continue in the Union Territory (UT), he said adding there is possibility of improvement in the weather from July 23.
Spokesman said the maximum temperature was 3.2 degree to 5.2 degree above normal in the Kashmir valley on Sunday, when Srinagar witnessed hottest day in eight years.
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However, rain and strong winds in most areas in the valley today could result in drop in the minimum temperature though it was still above normal.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar was 20 degree, 1.6 degree above normal against 23.2 degree which was 4.8 notches above normal on Sunday when the maximum temperature was 35 degree, hottest in eight years. He said there could be moderate rain and thundershowers and the maximum and minimum temperature would be around 22 degree and 17 degree respectively during the next 24 hours in Srinagar.Rains in Kashmir bring relief after hottest day of season