Srinagar Hits 30°C, Jammu Hottest at 41°C


SRINAGAR: Srinagar and Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir, experienced a heat wave on Tuesday, while the weatherman here has predicted an increase in maximum temperatures over the next week, with most areas of JK expected to record a heat wave for the next seven days.

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Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 30.0 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund recorded 30.8 degrees Celsius today.

The departure in Srinagar was 5.2 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund recorded a departure of 6.8 degrees Celsius, according to the Meteorological Department’s report.

Other stations in Kashmir also recorded a rise in maximum temperatures. In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 26.2 degrees Celsius, while in Kupwara, it settled at 28.7 degrees Celsius.

As per the MeT, Kokernag and Gulmarg, a famous ski resort, recorded maximum temperatures of 28.6 degrees Celsius and 19.8 degrees Celsius, respectively, today.

The Jammu division also recorded a rise in mercury, with most areas simmering above 30 degrees Celsius.

Jammu station recorded 41.0 degrees Celsius, while Banihal and Batote recorded 30.4 degrees Celsius and 30.9 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Katra and Bhaderwah recorded 37.3 degrees Celsius and 32.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Meanwhile, Director MeT, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that the weather is expected to remain dry till May 28. “As per the forecast, a heat wave is expected in parts of JK, with temperatures increasing over the next week,” he added.

Furthermore, he stated that there is no forecast of any activity till May 28. —(KNO)


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