By: Javaid Malik MK
Clear skies and sunny days have brought fresh heat waves in Kashmir valley while Jammu continues to simmer in heat wave conditions. Though there seems no immediate respite, MeT has predicted isolated light rain and thunderstorms over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.
According to GNS in its weather report on Wednesday it said as follows.
A meteorological department official here said Srinagar recorded a low of 14.3°C against 12.8°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.7°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 11.5°C against 10.3°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Pahalgam, which had 0.7 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, recorded a minimum of 7.8°C against 6.0°C last night. The temperature was 2.7°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 12.9°C against 10.1°C on the previous night. It was 3.6°C above normal during this time of the season for the place in south Kashmir, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 8.4°C against 6.4°C on the previous night, the official said. While 5.5°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.9°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 11.8°C against 11.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.2°C above normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 25.0°C against 20.2°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 1.5°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 13.0°C, Batote 17.1°C and Bhaderwah 12.9°C, the official added.
“Isolated light rain and thunderstorms over Jammu and Kashmir,” the MeT official said for the forecast during the next 24 hours. For the subsequent two days, the official predicted the same weather.
With GNS inputs