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Heavy rains bring down temp in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 07: Torrential rains lashed Kashmir since past night, bringing much needed respite to the residents of the Valley from the unusually high temperatures over the past 10 days.

Heavy rainfall started Sunday night and then resumed early Monday morning at most places in Kashmir, including Srinagar, causing water-logging in the city centre and Lal Chowk and other areas of the city.

The downpour resulted in massive traffic snarls in the city, while pedestrians faced difficulty wading through inundated roads.

The rainfall brought to end the heat-wave which was prevalent in the Valley over the past 10 days, with the maximum temperature reaching 34 degrees Celsius yesterday in Srinagar.

Electricity supply too was snapped in some areas due to rain though officials said it was done “as a precautionary measure”.