SRINAGAR — With erratic weather post afternoon these days, Kashmir valley has been witnessing rains with thunderstorms and hailstones this month.
Officials said the reliability and accuracy in forecasting the weather, especially in spring and summer, is difficult because of convection.
Director Meteorological Department Jammu and Kashmir, Sonam Lotus, said that accurate and reliable prediction of weather in spring and summer is always challenging.
“There is a prediction of widespread rainfall from May 23 night to 24 May. After that, we are expecting hot and dry weather till afternoon. However, at some parts of the Valley, the weather may remain erratic with rains and thunderstorms,” Lotus said.
Lotus said it is not necessary the weather will remain erratic on every afternoon for the month of May. “However, it may remain erratic on some days.”
“The reliable weather prediction in summer and spring is not impossible but very challenging and difficult. However, we keep on updating the weather forecast couple of hours before during these days,” he said.
According to the local meteorological department, the month of April was the coldest after 2006.
It also stated that Jammu and Kashmir has recorded deficit rainfall of 27 per cent in the ongoing season. (KNO)