Kashmir suffers with the hottest day of the season
Kashmir suffers with the hottest day of the season

Srinagar, 21 June Srinagar and the rest of the Kashmir Valley saw the warmest day of the season on Wednesday, with the heat wave showing no signs of letting off.

An official from the meteorological department said that the high temperature in Srinagar reached 34.0 degrees Celsius, which is 4.8 degrees Celsius more than the seasonal average. The official noted that today’s temperature was higher than yesterday’s record high of 33.3°C.


In addition to Qazigund (33°C), Pahalgam (28.4°C), Kokernag (31.5°C), Kupwara (33.1°C), and Gulmarg (24.6°C), he claimed these locations also saw their warmest day of the season thus far.

A short period of rain and thunderstorm at one or two areas towards late afternoon or evening can’t be ruled out,” he added of the prediction.

From June 24th to the 28th, he predicted overcast conditions with occasional mild to moderate thundershowers. For a limited time, “intense showers are possible over Jammu Division,” he stated.

Across the state of Jammu and Kashmir, minimum (night) temperatures have increased and generally stabilised above average.

He said that Srinagar’s low temperature was 19.7 degrees Celsius, which was 3.9 degrees Celsius warmer than average for the summer capital.

He said that Qazigund, the entrance to Kashmir, had a temperature of 17.4 degrees Celsius, which was 3.0 degrees Celsius higher than average.

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.

He reported an increase in temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius from the usual for the north Kashmir region to the overnight low of 16.5 degrees Celsius in Kupwara town.

The temperature in Kokernag dropped to 18.0 degrees Celsius rather than the usual 15.4 degrees Celsius, as reported by the authorities.

He said that the temperature at Gulmarg, a popular ski destination in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, fell to 13.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, up from 10.2 degrees the night before and 3.9 degrees more than average.

The overnight low in Jammu was 30.5 degrees Celsius, up from 26.1 degrees the night before and 4.4 degrees above typical for J&K’s winter capital.

The lowest temperature was recorded at Banihal, at 19.0 °C (3.9 °C above normal), followed by Batote, at 21.2 °C (4.0 °C above normal), Katra, at 25.2 °C (3.2 °C below normal), and Bhaderwah, at 19.2 °C (4.3 °C above normal). He stated that the lowest temperatures in Ladakh were 9.0 degrees in Leh and 12.8 degrees in Kargil.



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