The city of Srinagar is being engulfed by a heat wave
The city of Srinagar is being engulfed by a heat wave

23 June, Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley has received a yellow warning (‘be alert’) from the weather service today due to an isolated heatwave.

An expert from the weather service was quoted as saying that, although dry weather was anticipated, there was a probability of isolated (1-25%) precipitation throughout these days. Between June 25 and June 29, “scattered to fairly widespread light rain and thunderstorm” is predicted for Jammu and Kashmir.


The official said that Friday night’s low temperature in Srinagar was 21.0 degrees Celsius, up from 20.5 degrees the night before and 5.2 degrees more than average for the summer capital.

According to him, the temperature at Qazigund, the entrance to Kashmir, dropped to 19.0 degrees Celsius rather than the 17.2 degrees Celsius recorded the night before.

He said that Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, saw a low of 10.6 degrees Celsius, 1.5 degrees Celsius more than average.

He reported that the temperature in Kupwara town was 17.8 degrees Celsius, up from 17.4 the night before, and 3.7 degrees Celsius higher than average for the region of north Kashmir.

The temperature in Kokernag dropped to 19.3 degrees Fahrenheit (5.2 degrees Celsius) last night, up from 17.7 the night before.

He said that the temperature at Gulmarg, a popular ski destination in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, dropped to 15.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, up from 13.5 degrees the night before and 5.2% higher than average.

When compared to the previous night’s low of 27.8 degrees, Jammu’s 31.2 degree temperature was 5.1 degrees above typical for J&K’s winter capital.

The low temperature was 21.1 degrees Celsius in Banihal, 22.4 degrees Celsius in Batote, 27.0 degrees Celsius in Katra, and 20.8 degrees Celsius in Bhaderwah, all of which were above average by 5,9 degrees Celsius. Lows of 8.8°C and 16.5°C were reported at Leh and Kargil, respectively, in Ladakh.



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