J&K will continue to have hot, dry weather: MeT
J&K will continue to have hot, dry weather: MeT

Srinagar, June 21: After having the warmest day of the season on Tuesday, the nighttime temperature too rose and eventually stabilised above average in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to GNS, which cited a meteorological department official, the current heat wave is expected to last till June 23. However, there is a chance of “very light rain/thundershower at one or two places over Jammu and Kashmir.”


He predicted that from June 24th to the 28th, overcast conditions with occasional mild to moderate thunderstorms will prevail throughout a large swath of J&K.

Srinagar’s low temperature was 19.7 degrees Celsius, which was 3.9 degrees Celsius more than average for the summer capital. The previous night’s low was 18.2 degrees Celsius.

According to him, the temperature at Qazigund, the entrance to Kashmir, dropped to 17.4 degrees Celsius rather than the average 16.2 degrees Celsius the night before.

He said that the temperature at Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in the Anantnag region of south Kashmir, dropped to 10.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, 1.5 degrees more than average.

According to him, the mercury in Kupwara town dipped to 16.5 degrees Celsius at night, up from 14.1 degrees the night before, and up 2.4 degrees from the typical for the north Kashmir region.

The overnight low temperature in Kokernag was 18.0 degrees Celsius, which is 3.9 degrees Celsius higher than average for the area, as reported by local authorities.

He said that the famed skiing resort of Gulmarg in the Baramulla area of north Kashmir saw a low of 13.6 degrees Celsius, which was 3.9 degrees Celsius warmer than typical.

Compared to the previous night, when it was just 26.1 degrees, Jammu’s low of 30.5 degrees was 4.4 degrees above typical for J&K’s winter capital.

The low temperature was 19.0 degrees Celsius in Banihal, 21.2 degrees Celsius in Batote, 25.2 degrees Celsius in Katra, and 19.2 degrees Celsius in Bhaderwah (4.3 degrees Celsius above average). He stated that the low temperatures in Leh and Kargil, both in Ladakh, were 9.0 and 12.8 degrees Celsius.



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