By: Musaib Iqbal MK
After the recent heavy rains which triggered flash floods at many places in Kashmir including at Kishtwar, J&K weather department has predicted moderate rains at widespread places of Jammu and Kashmir on August 14 and 15.
Earlier forecasts could not save dozens of human beings in the Dachan village of Kishtwar as the cloudbursts created flash floods, washing away not only the houses but also the human beings from this village.
Government has been trying to trace 18 missing persons from the village including 8 women who were washed away in the flash floods and their bodies could not be retrieved so far.
According to GNS, quoting the weathermen it has said in its news report that there were 60% chances of brief spell of light rain at scattered places of Jammu and Kashmir on coming Saturday. Also, there was a possibility of 75% of light to moderate rain at widespread places in J&K on Sunday, he said.
Meanwhile the meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 18.6 degree Celsius against 18.3 degree Celsius normal for this time of the year.
Jammu recorded a low of 26.5 degree Celsius against the normal of 25.1 degree Celsius for this time of J&K’s winter capital.
He said Pahalgam recorded 12.4 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir was the coldest place in J&K as it recorded a low temperature of 11.8degree Celsius against 12.1 degree Celsius normal for the area during this time of the season.
Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 14.7 degree Celsius while Kokernag had a low of 13.9 degree Celsius, he said.
Kupwara town recorded a low of 16.3 degrees Celsius against normal of 17.3 degrees Celsius, the official added.
With inputs from GNS