More rain is forecast for J&K, and a strong downpour is expected in Poonch, Rajouri, and Reasi
Nadia Farooq

Srinagar, June 24: The upward trend in nighttime temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir continued on Saturday, with temperatures six degrees above usual.

An official from the meteorological department informed the news agency GNS that Srinagar had a low of 22.4 degrees Celsius, which was 6.6 degrees Celsius more than average for the summer capital. The previous night’s low was 21.0 degrees Celsius.


According to him, the temperature at Qazigund, the entrance to Kashmir, dropped to 20.0 degrees Celsius rather than the customary 19.0 degrees Celsius the night before.

He said that the temperature at Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, dropped to 13.3 degrees Fahrenheit (4.2 degrees Celsius) on Sunday night, up from 10.6 the night before.

He said that the temperature in Kupwara town was 19.6 degrees Celsius, up from 17.8 the night before, and 5.5 degrees Celsius more than average for the region of north Kashmir.

The temperature in Kokernag dropped to 20.0 degrees Celsius, which is 5.9 degrees Celsius more than average for the area, according to the authorities.

The temperature at Gulmarg, a popular ski destination in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, dropped to 14.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, down from 15.4 degrees the night before and 4.2 degrees warmer than average.

According to him, the low temperature in J&K’s winter capital of Jammu was 28.5 degrees Celsius, up from 31.2 degrees the night before and 2.4 degrees above usual.

The low temperature was 21.3 degrees Celsius in Banihal, 22.9 degrees Celsius in Batote, 25.4 degrees Celsius in Katra, and 21.8 degrees Celsius in Bhaderwah, which is 6.9 degrees Celsius more than average. He claimed that the lowest temperatures in Leh and Kargil, both in Ladakh, were 12.0 and 15.8 degrees Celsius.

For the next 24 hours, he said “isolated light rain/TS is expected in Kashmir division and widespread light to moderate rain/TS in Jammu division.”

He predicted gloomy conditions with occasional mild to moderate thundershowers from June 25-28.



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