J&K will continue to have hot, dry weather: MeT
J&K will continue to have hot, dry weather: MeT

Good for outdoor activities, trips, and harvesting crops: Advisory

On Monday, the Meteorological Department (MeT) issued an advisory indicating that the weather was conducive for harvesting crops, going on excursions, and participating in outdoor activities in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh over the next two weeks.


It’s anticipated that J&K and Ladakh will be hot and dry over the next two weeks. Weak monsoon conditions are expected to prolong the drought until at least the middle of September, as stated by Director MeT Sonam Lotus on X.

Also on X, Lotus published a statement saying, “Weather is favourable for harvesting of crops, expeditions, and other outdoor activities.” According to the MeT, there will be a 50 percent probability of a short period of rain in certain regions of J&K towards the evening of September 5. Otherwise, the day will be generally clear to partly overcast.

The whole state of J&K may expect mostly dry conditions from August 6-10.

Moving into the second week, the MeT predicts “mainly clear and dry weather” with the risk of a short period of light rain in isolated spots over the next weekend.

This August was the hottest on record in India, and there was an 80% shortfall in rainfall in Kashmir.

According to the MeT, Srinagar only got 8.6 percent of its average August rainfall in that month.

In August of 1987, the city received 2.7% of its annual average rainfall. In addition to a lack of rain, August also saw extreme temperatures.

Since the start of the summer season, reports have come in from all around Kashmir describing the extreme heat. In Srinagar, the temperature reached 34.6 degrees Celsius.

Extreme heat hit the state of J&K throughout the months of May and June.

Temperatures have been exceptionally high in sections of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, despite the fact that a heat wave affecting most of north and central India occurs every May.

The abnormality of Srinagar and other urban places recording daytime temperatures in the 30°C to 40°C range was exacerbated by various local climatic, anthropogenic, and man-made causes. Temperatures in J&K have remained high because the weak and dehydrated Western Disturbances that often bring clouds and rain at this time of year have failed to materialise. Greater Kashmir predicted that September will be the driest month.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that several parts of northeast India, adjacent east India, the foothills of the Himalayas, and certain parts of east-central and south peninsular India would get normal to above normal rainfall in September. It’s expected that the rest of the nation will have drier-than-usual conditions.

North Indian states and J&K are not mentioned at all.

The IMD predicts that “most parts of the country are likely to witness above normal maximum temperatures,” with the exception of “some areas in south peninsular India and some pockets in west central India.”

It was predicted that, with the exception of a few regions in far northern India, minimum temperatures will be above average over most of the nation.



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