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May wettest month in decade in Kashmir

June 1, 2023

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has recorded exceptionally high rainfall in May so far, making it one of the wettest months in the past decade, according to the Meteorological Department, Srinagar.

Figures issued by MET, Srinagar suggested the highest amount of rainfall was recorded in Kokernag (215 mm), followed by Poonch (203mm), Ramban (182mm), Pahalgam (176 mm), Gulmarg (148mm), Rajouri (140 mm), Kulgam (132mm), Ganderbal (100mm), Jammu (90mm), Srinagar (86mm), Shopian (70mm), Bandipora (70mm), Kupwara (65mm), Kishtwar (25mm) and Kathua (24mm).

Deputy Director, MET, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad while mentioning the seasonal rainfall scenario of May tweeted, “May 2023 was one of the wettest May during the 10 years,” he wrote.

Asking if these rains would benefit the agriculturists and paddy cultivators in the coming months, he told The Kashmir Monitor, “It will benefit, and however, proper sunshine is also required. Rain alone can’t increase crop growth and yield,” he said. 

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