Dry Spell To Continue For Next 10 days: MeT


SRINAGAR: Amid persistent hot and dry weather conditions in Jammu & Kashmir, the weatherman has predicted continuous deficit rainfall for the next 10 days in the Union Territory.

Quoting the Director Meteorological Department (MeT), Sonum Lotus, KNO reported that weather conditions across Jammu & Kashmir remained hot and dry. “Kupwara was hottest in Kashmir on Friday where the maximum temperature of 33.3 degrees Celsius was recorded & Jammu City was the hottest in the division at 35.7 degree Celsius.”

According to Director MeT, Kokernag and Qazigund witnessed heat wave conditions with mercury settling at 31.3 degree Celsius and 31.5 degree Celsius respectively.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir recorded a maximum temperature of 32 degree Celsius today.

As of now, due to stable atmospheric conditions, mainly hot & dry weather would likely prevail for next one week, he said.

Giving details about rainfall in the past couple of months, Lotus said that excess rainfall was recorded in J&K in July month while August and September so far received a deficit rainfall. He added that the deficit rainfall will continue for at least next 10 days.


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