July commences with heat wave in Sgr, Kokernag, Qazigund

July commences with heat wave in Sgr, Kokernag, Qazigund

J&K’s summer capital records season’s hottest day at 34.3 degree Celsius; MeT forecasts rains, flash floods till July 07

Srinagar, Jul 01: The arrival of the new month has commenced with the heat wave in three stations of Kashmir including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir where the hottest day of the season was recorded on Monday at 34.3 degree Celsius.

According to the details available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Srinagar, Kokernag and Qazigund, the gateway of Kashmir, have recorded the heat wave today.

Pertinently, Srinagar and Qazigund were hotter than Kolkata today where the mercury settled at 31 degree Celsius.

As per the details, Qazigund recorded a maximum temperature of 32.4 degree Celsius while Kokernag recorded a maximum temperature of 31.9 degree Celsius.

The temperature in Kupwara, however, settled close to the heat wave temperature as 31.9 degree Celsius was recorded today. Pahalgam, a famous tourist destination and Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort recorded 27.6 degree Celsius and 24.4 degree Celsius respectively.

Meanwhile, all the Jammu stations recorded above normal temperature. The details reveal that Jammu, a winter capital of the Union Territory, recorded 36.2 degree Celsius while Banihal recorded 31.0 degree Celsius.

Batote, Katra and Bhaderwah recorded a maximum temperature of 28.8 degree Celsius, 34.0 degree Celsius and 30.8 degree Celsius respectively.

Moreover, Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad has however predicted the possibility of rains and thundershower at many places.

There is a possibility of spell of rain and thundershower at many places of Jammu division towards late night and early morning and spell of rain and thundershower at few places of Kashmir division till July 03.

He however, stated that from July 4 to 5, there is a possibility of intermittent light to moderate rainfall at most places of J&K with heavy showers and rainfall at few places

From July 6 to 7, intermittent light to moderate rainfall is expected at most places of J&K with heavy showers and rainfall at few places.

Besides, the weatherman has issued an advisory, saying that the flash floods, landslides, mudslides & shooting stones are expected at few vulnerable places.

Few low lying areas may experience temporary water logging conditions, the advisory reads, adding that few places may experience moderate thunderstorm and lightning—(KNO)

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