Parts of Jammu and Kashmir experienced rainfall, providing relief from the heat wave conditions. The meteorological department has forecasted more precipitation in the coming days.
According to a meteorological department official, Jammu and Kashmir can expect generally cloudy weather with intermittent light to moderate rain in the next 24 hours. On June 27, intermittent rain is expected, with some places in the Jammu region likely to receive moderate to heavy showers in the morning.
On June 28 and 29, intermittent light rain is expected, while June 30 is expected to have partly cloudy weather with rain likely in the evening.
The official has also cautioned that the rain may lead to localized flash floods and mudslides, particularly in vulnerable areas of the Jammu region. The water levels in rivers and streams are expected to rise as well. People are advised to remain cautious and alert during this active phase of the Monsoon in Jammu and Kashmir.
In the past 24 hours until 8:30 AM, the recorded rainfall in various regions includes: Srinagar – 26.8 mm, Qazigund – 50.2 mm, Pahalgam – 10.7 mm, Kupwara – 3.7 mm, Kokernag – 20.4 mm, Gulmarg – 12.2 mm, Jammu – 41.2 mm, Banihal – 32.8 mm, Batote – 62.2 mm, Katra – 30.8 mm, Bhaderwah – 10.2 mm, and Kathua – 108.8 mm.
Regarding the temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 17.6°C against 19.8°C on the previous night but it was above normal by 0.3°C for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 16.6°C and it was above normal by 0.9°C for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 13.8°C against 13.1°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 15.4°C against 19.2°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 1.8°C for the north Kashmir area.
Kokernag recorded a low of 16.3°C against 20.0°C on the previous night and it was 1.0°C above normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 11.0°C against 4.6°C on previous night and it was above normal by minus 0.4°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 23.2°C against 29.1°C on the previous night and it was 3.2°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 17.8°C (1.4°C above normal), Batote 16.7°C (1.3°C below normal), Katra 20.8°C (1.7°C below normal) and Bhaderwah 18.6°C (above normal by 2.2°C). Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of 8.0°C and 18.9°C respectively, he said.