Srinagar Kashmir records highest June-July rainfall in 122 years
It was the wettest 61-day period in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, since at least 1901, as per Faizan Arif, an independent weather forecaster who operates ‘Kashmir Weather’. The observatory located at Ram Munshi Bagh Srinagar recorded a total rainfall of 230.0mm in the first two monsoon months against an average rainfall of 110.9mm, which is 107% above average.
In the first monsoon month, June, the summer capital recorded a total rainfall of 107.9mm against an average rainfall of 42.0mm In July, the city recorded a total rainfall of 122.1mm against an average rainfall of 68.9mm The highest total rainfall in the month of June is 142.1mm recorded in the year 1996, while in July it is 182.6mm recorded in the year 1988.
In the year 2015, the city experienced a total rainfall of 226.8mm, between June 01 and July 31, of which 139.3mm fell in July and 87.5mm in June. So far, Jammu and Kashmir have seen 28% excess rainfall in the first two months of the southwest monsoon season. Budgam recorded the highest excess rainfall of 147%. Lowest came from the Shopian district with 35% deficient rainfall. Out of 20 districts, 7 have recorded large excess rainfall, 6 with excess rainfall, 5 normal rainfall, and 2 deficient rainfall