Wednesday, June 19, 2024

MeT forecasts ‘dry and hot’ weather as mercury soars in J&K

Weatherman on Wednesday forecast mainly dry and hot weather over Jammu and Kashmir during next few days.

A meteorological department official here told that while there is no significant weather activity expected till May 28, “heat wave” is expected over the plains of Jammu Division.

Meanwhile, night temperature continued to witness the increasing trend with Srinagar recording a low of 14.2°C against 13.2°C on the previous night and it was 2.5°C above normal for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year.


Qazigund recorded a minimum of 11.6°C against 10.6°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.


Pahalgam recorded a low of 7.5°C against 6.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 11.4°C against 10.8°C and it was 1.3°C above normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a minimum of 10.7°C against 10.5°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 0.3°C for the place, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum of 11.0°C against 8.2°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 4.2°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a low of 27.1°C against 24.7°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 2.7°C for the winter capital of J&K. Banihal recorded a low of 13.2°C, Batote 17.5°C and Bhaderwah 143.8°C, he said.

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