Sweltering hot weather conditions continued to prevail in Kashmir valley with Srinagar recording the season’s hottest day at 34.8°C on Thursday, officials said.
Srinagar recorded the hottest day of the season with temperatures soaring to 34.8°C on Thursday against 34.0°C on Wednesday and it was 5.6°C above normal for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
The previous maximum temperature for Srinagar was recorded at 35°C on June 3, 2018, they said.
The all-time highest maximum temperature of Srinagar was recorded at 37.8°C on June 29, 1978.
The current hot and dry conditions are likely to continue till June 23 and there is possibility of further rise in temperatures, independent forecaster Faizan Arif told UNI.
Qazigund, on Srinagar-Jammu national high, recorded 43.8°C against 33.0°C, Pahalgam recorded at 29.3°C against 28.4°C, while Kokernag had 32.7°C against 31.5°C the previous day.
Gulmarg recorded 26.0°C against 24.6°C and Kupwara recorded 33.7°C against 33.1°C today, MeT office said.
The Meteorological Department forecast of mainly hot and dry weather to continue with a brief spell of Shower or thunderstorm at one or two places towards late afternoon or evening can’t be ruled out.
It said the weather generally will remain cloudy with Light rain or thunderstorm at scattered places of Jammu and few places of Kashmir division on June 24 while it would be generally cloudy with intermittent light to moderate thundershower at many places from June 25-28.
Few places over Jammu division may receive intense showers for a short period, it said.
The MeT office said the maximum temperature over plains of Kashmir division likely to range between 32-35°C and 40-41°C over plains of Jammu till June 23.
Kashmir valley observed the season’s hottest day yesterday with temperatures continuing to soar all over the valley and Srinagar recorded at 34 degree Celsius on Wednesday.
Srinagar recorded a low of 20.5°C against 19.7°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 4.79°C for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
Qazigund, had a low of 17.2°C against 17.4°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 2.9°C for the gateway of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, recorded a low of 11.3°C against 10.6°C on the previous night and it was 2.2°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kupwara settled at 17.4°C against 16.5°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 3.3°C for the north Kashmir area, while Kokernag recorded a low of 17.7°C against 18.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.6°C above normal for the place famous picnic spot of south Kashmir.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 13.5°C against 13.6°C on previous night and it was above normal by 3.8°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the MeT office said.