Amid the anticipation of hot and humid weather, the minimum temperatures in most areas of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed an increase, settling above the usual levels. On Tuesday, officials reported these developments.
According to a representative from the meteorological department, Srinagar experienced a low temperature of 18.2°C, which was higher than the previous night’s temperature of 16.9°C. This deviation of 2.4°C above normal was observed in the summer capital.
Similarly, Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 16.2°C compared to the previous night’s 15.2°C, exceeding the normal temperature by 1.9°C.
Pahalgam, the renowned tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, had a low temperature of 9.1°C, slightly higher than the previous night’s 9.6°C by 0.5°C.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 14.1°C, surpassing the previous night’s 13.2°C by 1.3°C in the northern part of Kashmir.
The officials stated that Kokernag registered a low temperature of 15.4°C, slightly lower than the previous night’s 16.1°C by 1.4°C.
Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a low temperature of 10.2°C, exceeding the previous night’s 10.5°C by 1.8°C.
Moving to Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the city observed a low temperature of 26.1°C, higher than the previous night’s 21.7°C by 0.4°C.
Other areas also reported temperatures deviating from the norm. Banihal experienced a low of 17.3°C, surpassing the average by 2.2°C, while Batote recorded 19.2°C, 2.0°C above the usual level. Katra registered a low temperature of 23.6°C, which was 1.6°C lower than the average. Bhaderwah witnessed a temperature of 18.2°C, exceeding the usual level by 3.3°C. In Ladakh, Leh had a low temperature of 8.0°C, and Kargil recorded 11.9°C.
Looking ahead to the forecast until June 23, the meteorological department official predicted mainly dry weather, with a possibility of brief showers or thunderstorms in the late afternoon or evening.
“For the next four days, Jammu and Kashmir will experience hot and humid weather,” the official added.
Regarding the outlook for June 24-26, the official mentioned the likelihood of light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning. These conditions were expected to be scattered to fairly widespread, covering approximately 60% of the region.