Kashmir had a rainfall shortfall of over 80% in August
Kashmir had a rainfall shortfall of over 80% in August
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Srinagar, June 11: Jammu and Kashmir is expected to see mostly dry weather on Saturday, with the nighttime temperature rising and settling above average in most areas.
According to a local meteorologist who spoke with GNS, the following 24 hours will be mostly dry, and no “large change” is forecast in the weather until June 12.
The low temperature in Srinagar was 16.0 degrees Celsius, up from 14.7 degrees the night before; this is 1.7 degrees Celsius warmer than average for the summer capital.
He said that Qazigund, the entrance to Kashmir, saw a low of 13.6 degrees Celsius, which was 0.7 degrees Celsius higher than typical.
He said that Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, had a nighttime low of 7.6 degrees Celsius, down from the previous night’s low of 7.2 degrees Celsius and 0.6 degrees Celsius below average.
He said that the temperature in Kupwara town was 13.9 degrees Celsius, which was 1.3 degrees Celsius higher than the average for the north Kashmir region.
The overnight low in Kokernag was 10.8 degrees Celsius, which is 1.3 degrees Celsius lower than average for the area, as reported by the authorities.
He said that the temperature in Gulmarg, a popular ski destination in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, dropped to an abnormally high 11.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2.80 degrees Celsius) on Sunday night.
He reported that the overnight low in Jammu was 27.9 degrees Celsius, up from 26.0 degrees the night before and 2.2 degrees above typical for J&K’s winter capital.
The low temperature was 14.1 degrees in Banihal, which is average; 15.4 degrees in Batote; 2.5 degrees higher in Katra; and 2.2 degrees lower in Bhaderwah than typical. Lows of 10.2°C and 15.0°C were reported in Leh and Kargil, respectively, in Ladakh.

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