MeT predicts hot, humid weather in J&K
MeT predicts hot, humid weather in J&K

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, saw its warmest June day in 18 years on Friday, when temperatures reached 35.0 degrees Celsius. Qazigund and Pahalgam, both located in South Kashmir, experienced their warmest June days in 33 and 15 years, respectively.

According to independent weather forecaster Faizan Arif Keng, as reported by the Kashmir News Observer, today’s high temperature of 35.0 degrees Celsius ties the record high temperature for the month of June, established on June 3, 2018.


According to him, the 29th of June, 1978, registered 37.8 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest day in June on record.

According to him, the hottest temperature in June 2015 was 34.9 degrees Celsius, but on June 24 of this year, the mercury in Kokernag reached 33.3 degrees Celsius, setting a new record.

The warmest day of the season was also recorded at Qazigund and Pahalgam in South Kashmir, after 33 and 15 years, respectively.

According to Keng, the maximum recorded temperature in Qazigund was 35.7 degrees Celsius, which was reached on June 25, 1990, and again on June 26, 1988. This made it the warmest day in June in the past 33 years.

Maximum temperatures of 30.2 degrees Celsius were recorded at Pahalgam today, 15 years after the previous record high of 30.3 degrees Celsius was set on June 9, 2021. However, he said that June 25, 1990, was the hottest day ever recorded at 32.0 degrees Celsius.

From tomorrow onwards, the weatherman predicts relief from the current heat wave, with the chance of light showers and thunderstorms in various parts of the Jammu and Kashmir division.

It will be overcast with occasional mild to moderate thunderstorms from June 25-28, according to Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Deputy Director of the Meteorological Department (MeT).

Intense rains are possible in a few locations across the Jammu division, he said.



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