SRINAGAR: The maximum temperature was higher in Srinagar on Saturday than in Jammu city as the Meteorological department forecast rain from Sunday evening in J&K.
An official of the Met department said that the maximum temperature was 33.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar today while it was 31.2 in Jammu. Pahalgam had 28.0 as the maximum temperature today.
He added that at 34.6 degrees Celsius, Kupwara district in north Kashmir was the hottest place in the Kashmir division while the famous tourist resort Gulmarg recorded a maximum temperature of 23.0 degrees Celsius.
“In the Jammu division, Katra had 29.3, Batote 26.9, Banihal 28.9 and Bhaderwah 28.6 as the maximum today.
He said there is likelihood of rain in both the Valley and the Jammu division beginning Sunday evening.
“There is likelihood of rain from tomorrow evening and on July 12. The Valley will receive light to moderate rain while in the Jammu division we are expecting moderate rain at most places with scattered heavy rainfall at some places,” the official said.