Heatwave to Persist in Jammu Division, Kashmir to Remain Pleasant: MeT


SRINAGAR: The weather on Saturday stated that the current heatwave condition is expected to persist in the Jammu division, while the Kashmir Valley will experience generally pleasant weather over the next nine days.

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A local MeT department advisory issued indicated that dry and hot weather with a heatwave over the plains of the Jammu division is expected to continue until 4th June. The advisory also noted that there would be no heatwave in the Valley during this period.

Today’s minimum temperatures were as follows: Srinagar recorded 15°C, Gulmarg 6°C, and Pahalgam 8.4°C. In Jammu city, the minimum temperature was 30.1°C, Katra 28.3°C, Batote 17.9°C, Banihal 26.2°C, and Bhaderwah 12.2°C. Yesterday, the maximum temperatures were 28°C in Srinagar and 43.7°C in Jammu.

The forecast includes isolated light rain and thunderstorms in Kashmir and the Pirpanjal region, with hot and dry weather in the plains of Jammu division. Night temperatures increased across J&K except in Gulmarg on Saturday.

A meteorological department official reported that Srinagar recorded a low of 15.0°C, up from 13.4°C the previous night, which is 2.5°C above normal for this time of year. Qazigund had a minimum of 12.0°C, up from 10.0°C, which is 0.9°C above normal. Pahalgam recorded a low of 8.4°C, up from 5.4°C, which is 1.8°C above normal. Kokernag’s minimum was 11.2°C, up from 9.3°C, which is 0.1°C above normal. Kupwara recorded a minimum of 11.7°C, up from 10.7°C, which is 0.7°C above normal. Gulmarg’s minimum was 6.0°C, down from 7.2°C, which is 1.6°C below normal. Jammu recorded a low of 30.1°C, up from 28.5°C, which is 4.6°C above normal. Banihal recorded 16.2°C, Batote 17.9°C, and Bhaderwah 12.2°C.

The forecast predicts light rain or thunderstorms at isolated places with gusty winds in some areas. From 3rd to 4th June, generally dry weather is expected across J&K. From 5th to 7th June, generally cloudy weather with intermittent light to moderate rain and thunderstorms is likely at many places, with gusty winds in some areas. From 8th to 9th June, partly to generally cloudy weather is expected.

“Generally hot and dry weather with a heatwave over the plains of Jammu division during 2nd to 4th June,” the official said, adding that there will be no heatwave in the Kashmir division over the next eight days.


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