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MeT predicts, weather mostly dry through June 17

Most locations recorded lower-than-average nighttime temperatures despite forecasts for a heatwave in Jammu’s plains and hot, dry weather in the remainder of J&K on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official told till June 17, weather is expected to be generally dry weather even as possibility of light rain/thunder at isolated places can’t be ruled out.

He stated that a “heatwave” is predicted for the Jammu plains, while hot and dry weather is most likely to prevail over the rest of J&K.

From June 18-21, he said, generally cloudy weather with possibility of light rain/thunder is expected at isolated places towards afternoon.

With reference to the prediction, he stated that Srinagar saw a low of 12.7°C, down from 12.0°C the night before, and that this was 1.6°C colder than usual for the summer capital of JK at this time of year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 10.0°C against 11.4°C on the previous night and it was 2.9°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 5.5°C, same as on the previous night and it was 2.7°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 10.7°C against 12.5°C and it was 1.4°C below normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 10.7°C against 9.7°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 1.9°C for the place, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum of 7.5°C against 8.8°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 1.3°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a low of 25.3°C against 23.4°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 0.4°C for the winter capital of J&K. Banihal recorded a low of 12.1°C, Batote 17.3°C and Bhaderwah 13.0°C, he said.

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