Temperatures in J&K remain below average as further rain is anticipated
Temperatures in J&K remain below average as further rain is anticipated

Srinagar, 1 June: As sporadic showers continued unabated and the weatherman anticipated more rain through the weekend, night temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir remained below average, authorities said on Friday.

According to a meteorological department official, intermittent light to moderate rain, thunder, and lightning are forecast in several areas during the next 24 hours. “There is a chance of hail and strong winds in a few places.” On June 3, he predicted showers and thunderstorms in isolated to scattered locations in the late afternoon and evening.


He predicted mostly dry weather from June 4 to 10, although a short period of showers and thunderstorms couldn’t be ruled out.

Overall, he said that there was no big rainfall expected until June 10 and that farmers may begin full field activities on June 4.

In terms of temperature, he said that Srinagar recorded a low of 9.8°C, compared to 11.4°C the previous night, and that it was 2.7°C below usual for the summer capital.

He said that Qazigund recorded a low of 10.0°C vs 11.0°C the previous night, which was 1.1°C above usual for Kashmir’s gateway town.

Pahalgam, he added, had a low of 3.2°C, compared to 7.6°C the night before, and was 1.4°C below typical for the popular tourist destination in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

According to him, the temperature in Kupwara town was 9.2°C, down from 10.7°C the night before, and 1.8°C below typical for the north Kashmir region.

Kokernag had a low of 9.9°C, compared to 9.8°C the previous night, which was 1.2°C below typical for the area, according to authorities.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.0°C, down from 4.6°C the night before, and was 4.5°C below typical for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he added.

He claimed Jammu recorded a low of 19.6°C, compared to 18.5°C the previous night, adding that it was 5.9°C below usual for J&K’s winter capital.

Banihal had a low of 9.3°C (3.4°C below normal), Batote had a low of 10.7°C (4.3°C below normal), Katra had a low of 16.6°C (5.2°C below normal), and Bhaderwah had a low of 9.2°C (2.4°C below normal). He reported a low of 2.2°C at Leh, Ladakh.



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