Srinagar swelters in season’s hottest day as mercury shoots up in J&K

The mercury maintained an upward trend across Jammu and Kashmir with Srinagar recording season’s hottest day on Tuesday at 33.2°C. The summer capital of the J&K was second hottest places in the Valley after Kupwara town which recorded maximum of 33.5°C, a meteorological department official told GNS.

Today’s temperature was 2.6°C above normal and third highest in the last 12 years in Srinagar. On 9 June 2021, Srinagar recorded 34.7°C. The highest June temperature in Srinagar in the last 12 years was 35°C recorded on 3 June 2018. The highest ever June temperature in Srinagar was 37.8°C , recorded on 29 June 1978.

Meanwhile, Qazigund recorded a maximum of 32.0°C against 32.4°C on the previous day. The temperature was 3.1°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a maximum of 28.2°C against 27.6°C on the previous day. The temperature was 2.2°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.

Kokernag recorded a maximum of 31.5°C against 30.5°C on the previous day. It was 3.4°C above normal for the place in south Kashmir during this time of the season, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a maximum of 23.2°C against 22.8°C on the previous night, the official said. While 21.6°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 1.6°C above normal for the famous place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu recorded a maximum of 39.6°C against 39.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

The temperature was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a maximum of 30.4°C, Batote 29.2°C, Katra 35.6°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 33.5°C, the official said.

Mainly dry weather has been forecast over Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours. Isolated to scattered light rains and thundershowers have been predicted by the MeT office in subsequent 48 hours. (GNS)

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