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MeT predicts hot, humid weather in JK

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Srinagar: The weather department here on forecast mainly clear, “hot and humid” weather in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, an official of the meteorological department here said that a “brief spell of showers may occur in some areas towards late afternoon and evening”.

“Today’s maximum temperature In Jammu and Srinagar is expected to remain around 35°C and 30°C respectively.”

Regarding July 3 and 4, he said, “same weather as today” was expected.

From July 5 evening to July 7, he said, intermittent light to moderate rain at many places of Jammu and Kashmir.

Regarding the minimum temperature today, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 18.3°C against 16.9°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 16.4°C against 14.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.9°C above normal for the gateway town of the Kashmir Valley.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 10.2°C against 10.8°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 0.6°C for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 15.5°C against 15.2°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 0.4°C for the north Kashmir area.

Kokernag recorded a low of 16.1°C against 16.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 11.2°C against 11.0°C on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 26.8°C against 24.1°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 18.9°C (1.2°C above normal), Batote 19.2°C (1.7°C above normal), Katra 23.6°C(above normal by 1.6°C) and Bhaderwah 18.4° (2.4°C above normal). Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of 11.6°C, the official added. (GNS)


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