By: Javaid Malik MK
Comparing the current prevailing temperatures with the same days of the previous year, there is continuous rise in the temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir.
Even the night temperatures are showing a slight rise at many places even as in the ski resort of Gulmarg the night temperature was recorded at 9°C during the previous night.
The sunny days coupled with heat waves are forcing the young boys to swim in the water bodies while the elderly people have switched over to cold drinks, ice creams and watermelons to beat the heat.
There is a prediction from the weather department that there would be widespread rain across Jammu and Kashmir and many areas can witness thunderstorms and hailstorms from May 16-18. The prediction of the MeT has also said that there can be snowfall during the same period of May 16-18 in the higher reaches of J&K.
According to GNS in its weather report on Saturday it said as follows.
A meteorological department official here told Srinagar recorded a low of 14.2°C against 14.1°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.6°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 10.2°C against 10.5°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.0°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 5.8°C against 7.3°C last night. The temperature was 0.7°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 12.6°C against 11.7°C on the previous night. It was 3.3°C above normal during this time of the season for the place in south Kashmir, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 9.0°C against 7.0°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 3.5 °C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 10.4°C against 10.9°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.8°C above normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 23.3°C against 24.7°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 0.2°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 14.2°C, Batote 17.9°C and Bhaderwah 13.2°C, the official added.
Weatherman has forecast “widespread” moderate rain and thunderstorm with hailstorm at some places and snowfall over higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir from evening of May 16 to 18.
He said mainly clear to partly cloudy weather turning generally cloudy and windy towards late afternoon was expected to prevail till May 16. “Widespread moderate rain/thunderstorm with hailstorm at some places of Jammu & Kashmir and snow over higher reaches is most likely during May 16th (evening)-18th.”
With GNS inputs