Srinagar, June 27: Kashmir is likely to receive downpour over the next few days with the state weather department predicting heavy rainfall at isolated places in the region.
A spell of rain is expected to begin tonight or tomorrow and will intensify across many parts of the Valley from Thursday, the Srinagar Meteorological Centre said in its forecast bulletin on Tuesday.
The Centre’s forecast said fairly widespread rainfall was likely across the Kashmir valley between Thursday and Saturday, while rainfall at scattered locations was expected tomorrow. It also warned that heavy rainfall was expected at places in the Valley and Jammu division during this period.
In Srinagar city, where the day temperature had remained lower than the average high over the past week, wet weather is expected in the next five days with the possibility of rain, thundershower or dust storm in the next three days.
In Gulmarg and Pahalgam, two picturesque tourist attractions, the forecast suggested rain and thunderstorm over the next four to six days. Kashmir has received below normal precipitation in the last eight months with fewer spells of rain and snowfall during the core winter core period.