Light rain is predicted in isolated locations over J&K, although temperatures are expected to climb
Nadia Farooq

The weather prediction for Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday calls for a “brief spell” of rain and thunderstorms in certain areas throughout the late afternoon and evening.

“Light to moderate rain/thunderstorm is expected at scattered places on July 7,” the weather service warned.


He predicted that on 8-9 July, rain of varying intensities will fall throughout most of J-K. As an example, “some places in the plains of the Jammu region may receive moderate to heavy rain during the morning hours.”

According to him, today’s low temperature in Srinagar was 17.8 degrees Celsius, which is 0.7 degrees Celsius higher than average for the summer capital.

According to him, Qazigund, the gateway town of the Kashmir Valley, saw a low of 16.0°C, 0.5°C higher than typical, as compared to the previous night’s 17.0°C.

He said that the temperature at Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, dropped to 12.8 degrees Fahrenheit (2.0 degrees Celsius above average) on Sunday night.

He reported an increase of 0.1 degrees Celsius over usual for the north Kashmir region, with the mercury falling to 15.6 degrees in Kupwara town after reaching 15.4 degrees the night before.

Officials said that Kokernag had a low of 15.6 degrees Celsius, which was 0.7 degrees Celsius above usual compared to the 16.3 degrees Celsius recorded the night before.

He said that the temperature in Gulmarg, a popular ski destination in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, dropped to 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit (-1.0 degrees Celsius) on Sunday night, compared to 9.4 degrees the night before.

According to him, the overnight low in Jammu was 24.5 degrees Celsius, which is 1.2 degrees Celsius lower than average for the winter capital of J-K.

Low temperatures were recorded at 17.0 degrees in Katra (0.5 degrees above normal), 22.6 degrees in Batote (1.0 degrees below normal), and 17.0 degrees in Bhaderwah (0.8 degrees below normal), the official said.



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