Rising temperatures at night will provide mostly dry weather to J&K
The weatherman predicts warmer temperatures in J&K

As minimum temperatures rose throughout the area on Saturday, the meteorological service in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, has predicted mostly dry weather beginning on June 18.

The low temperature in Srinagar was recorded at 16.0 degrees Celsius, an increase over the previous night’s 15.6 degrees Celsius reading recorded by the department’s official. The city’s summertime capital had a temperature increase of 1.2% from average.


The temperature at Qazigund, Kashmir’s entry point, dropped to 13.4 degrees Celsius from 14.0 the night before, but was still 0.1 degrees Celsius over average, according to a news agency report.

The popular tourist destination of Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district saw a rise in temperature from the previous night’s low of 7.8 degrees Celsius to a high of 9.4 degrees Celsius. It was 0.9 degrees warmer than average for this time of year.

Meanwhile, in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara town, the low temperature was 12.2 degrees Celsius, up from 11.4 degrees the night before but still 1 degree below average.

Kokernag recorded a low of 13.1 degrees Celsius; Gulmarg, 8.8 degrees; Jammu, 26.0 degrees; Banihal, 14.3 degrees; Batote, 16.2 degrees; Katra, 22.0 degrees; Bhaderwah, 14.0 degrees; Leh, 7.9 degrees; and Kargil, 11.7 degrees.

Light rain showers are expected to occur occasionally during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the meteorological service, but the region will see mostly dry weather beginning on June 23.

A increase in the region’s nighttime temperatures and a mostly dry outlook bode well for the region’s inhabitants and visitors over the next several days.



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