MeT Predicts Light Rain in Kashmir, Heat Wave in Jammu


SRINAGAR: The weather office here on Thursday forecast light rain, thunder, and gusty winds in many places in the Kashmir Valley and a few places in the Jammu region till June 21.

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From June 22-23, a meteorological department official said that light rain and thunder are possible at isolated places.

Generally dry weather is expected from June 24-27, but the possibility of light rain and thunder at isolated places cannot be ruled out.

There is a likelihood of a heat wave over the plains of Jammu from June 22.

Regarding the temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 13.7°C against 18.0°C on the previous night, 2.1°C below normal for the summer capital of J&K for this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 13.6°C against 14.8°C on the previous night, 0.8°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 10.7°C against 10.2°C on the previous night, 1.1°C below normal for the resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 13.7°C against 12.9°C, 0.5°C below normal.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 11.6°C against 13.6°C on the previous night, 2.8°C below normal.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum of 5.0°C against 11.2°C on the previous night, 5.1°C below normal for the skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu recorded a low of 23.5°C against 28.0°C on the previous night, 0.3°C below normal for the winter capital of J&K. Banihal recorded a low of 15.3°C, Batote 15.0°C, and Bhaderwah 14.9°C, he said. (GNS)


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