Amid dry weather forecast till June 28, night temp rises in JK

A wide view of the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: Amid forecast for dry weather till June 28, night temperature recorded a rise in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that generally dry weather is expected till June 28 but possibility of light rain and thunder at isolated places cannot be ruled out.

From June 29- July 2, he said, fresh spells of light to moderate rain/thundershower at many places are expected. “Hot and dry weather/heat wave is expected over plains of Jammu during June 24-28.”

Regarding the temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 15.9°C against 15.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.1°C above normal for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 12.8°C against 12.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.6°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 9.6°C, same as on the previous night and it was normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 13.7°C against 12.4°C and it was 0.5°C below normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 14.6°C against 13.6°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 0.2°C for the place, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum of 9.5°C against 7.6°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 0.6°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a low of 29.7°C and it was below normal by 3.4°C for the winter capital of J&K. Banihal recorded a low of 13.4°C, Batote 16.5°C and Bhaderwah 14.5°C, he said.

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