The Meteorological Department here has issued a yellow warning (“be aware”) for an “isolated heat wave” in the Kashmir Valley today and tomorrow.
A meteorological department official informed GNS that while dry weather is expected, there is a possibility of isolated (1-25% chances) rainfall during these days. From June 25 to 29, “scattered to fairly widespread light rain and thunderstorms” have been forecasted in Jammu and Kashmir.
Regarding the minimum temperature on Friday, the official stated that Srinagar recorded a low of 21.0°C compared to 20.5°C on the previous night, which was 5.2°C above normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 19.0°C against 17.2°C on the previous night, with a deviation of 4.7°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam recorded a low of 10.6°C compared to 11.3°C on the previous night, which was 1.5°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 17.8°C against 17.4°C on the previous night, with a deviation of 3.7°C above normal for the north Kashmir area.
According to officials, Kokernag recorded a low of 19.3°C against 17.7°C on the previous night, which was 5.2°C above normal for the location.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 15.4°C compared to 13.5°C on the previous night, with a deviation of 5.2°C above normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Jammu recorded a low of 31.2°C against 27.8°C on the previous night, with a deviation of 5.1°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital.
Banihal recorded a low of 21.1°C (6.0°C above normal), Batote 22.4°C (5.2°C above normal), Katra 27.0°C (5.0°C below normal), and Bhaderwah 20.8°C (5.9°C above normal). Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of 8.8°C and 16.5°C, respectively, the official said.