Jammu & Kashmir

MeT predicts ‘hot and dry’ weather for next 7 days in JK, Ladakh

Sonam Lotus, Director JK meteorological Dept. [FPK Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Meteorological department on Friday predicted hot and dry weather during next one week with a possibility of “brief spell of light to moderate showers”, mainly during late afternoon and evening on August 28-30.

The weather will remain hot and dry during the next week in JK and Ladakh. However, a brief spell of light to moderate shower can’t be ruled out at isolated places of JK during 28-30th mainly during late afternoon/evening,” an official of the meteorological department said, adding, “There’s no forecast of any significant weather for next 7-10 days,” the official said.

The official said that Srinagar, the summer capital of JK, reordered a low of 18.5 degrees Celsius against 16.4 normal for this time of the year.

Jammu, the winter capital of JK, recorded a minimum of 27.4 degrees Celsius against normal of 24.1 degrees Celsius, he said.

Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 15.7 (against normal of 14.5) degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 12.7 degrees Celsius while Kokernag recorded 15.9 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The border town Kupwara recorded low of 15.9 degrees Celsius against normal of 15.0 degree Celsius, he said.

The world-famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir recording minimum of 11.5 degrees Celsius against the normal of 11.0 degree Celsius for this time of the season for the place, the official added.


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