SRINAGAR: Amid the hot and dry weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, the summer capital Srinagar on Sunday recorded the hottest day in September after 18 years.
Quoting Independent Weather Forecaster, Faizan Arif Keng, KNO reported that record-breaking heat wave conditions hit Kashmir on Sunday as the maximum temperature was above normal at maximum places.
“Srinagar today recorded a maximum temperature of 32.9 degrees Celsius, which is 4.7 degrees Celsius above normal,” he said, adding that this is the highest maximum temperature recorded in September since 2005.
The previous highest temperature was recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius on 06 September 2005 while the all-time record is 35.0 degree Celsius on 18 September 1934.
Gulmarg, a famous ski resort has also recorded the hottest day in September after a gap of 14 years as the mercury settled at 24.0 degrees Celsius, which is 4.9 degrees Celsius above normal.
The previous record in the month of September at Gulmarg was 24.4 degree Celsius on 27 September 2009 while the all-time record was 26.0 degrees Celsius on 03 September 2005.
In South Kashmir’s Qazigund, the maximum temperature settled at 32.4 degree Celsius, which is above 5.9 degrees Celsius than normal.
Keng said that the hottest in September was earlier recorded on September 12, 2019, at 32.8 degrees Celsius. The all-time record at Qazigund in September is 32.8 degrees Celsius in 1988 and 2019.
Meanwhile, the Director Meteorological Department (MeT), Sonum Lotus said that there is the possibility of mainly clear and dry weather conditions for the next week from September 11 to 17.
“Overall, there is no forecast of any major rain/snowfall for the next one week. A brief spell of Light Rain/(Snow over higher reaches) at isolated places can’t be ruled out on certain days, in the Jammu region, although chances are less,” Lotus said.
He further added that the temperature would continue to remain above normal in both regions for the next week.