After 2nd hottest day yesterday, rains bring relief in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jul 6 (UNI) After experiencing the second hottest day of July yesterday, heavy rains today brought relief to the people of the Kashmir valley, though roads and lanes were under water due to poor drainage system despite spending crores of rupees.

People in the valley experienced another hottest day after the maximum went to up 31.7 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 21.4 degree C yesterday.

However, it was second hottest day of the July, as maximum touched 33.4 degreeS Celsius on July 5.

Srinagar and its adjoining areas, besides other parts of the valley experienced rains since early this morning, much to the delight of the people as the maximum was recorded 24.2 at degree, 6 degree below normal.

However, people in different localities in the city, particuarly in the uptown, including Badshah Nagar, Natipora, Azad Basti, Bemina, Banapora and Lal Nagar had a tough time as almost roads and bylanes were water logged because of poor drainage system despite spending crores of rupees by different government agencies.

Traffic on Rambagh to Natipora road was disrupted because of big holes filled with rain water making the traffic movement almost impossible and dangerous.

Reports of rains were also received from other parts of the valley, much to the delight of farmers who were praying for rain because of continued dry weather for the past one month.

UNI BAS ASM MIR HT1900

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