SRINAGAR: Conditions are favourable for the southwest monsoon to advance into Jammu and Kashmir over the next 48 hours, the weatherman said on Wednesday.
“Conditions are favourable for the arrival of monsoon into J&K during 30th (June) -1st July,” news agency GNS quoted an official of the meteorological department as having said.
He said that the weather will be hot and dry throughout J&K today.
Regarding subsequent five days, he said, light to moderate rain were “very likely” at many places in J&K “mainly in plains of Jammu region.”
Meanwhile, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 21.5°C against 19.0°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 4.3°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 18.0°C against 15.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.3°C ‘below’ normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 14.6°C against 13.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.9°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 18.7°C against 17.1°C on the previous night. It was 3.4°C above normal for the place in south Kashmir during this time of the season, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 13.5°C against 12.0°C on the previous night, the official said. While 11.4°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.1°C above normal for the famous place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town saw a low of 17.7°C against 16.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for the district, the official said.
Jammu recorded a low of 31.2°C against 29.9°C on the previous night, the official said.
The temperature was 3.5°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 20.8°C, Batote 21.3°C, Katra 29.0°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 20.0°C, the official said.