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MET Issues Important Advisory Regarding Heatwave in J&K, Must check

The Meteorological Department (MeT) has announced that the ongoing heat wave in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir is expected to persist for the next six days. According to an official statement from the meteorological department, dry weather will dominate from May 23-28, although there might be isolated thundershower activities.

From May 29-31, the weather is anticipated to be partly to generally cloudy, with occasional light rain and thunderstorms at isolated locations. However, no significant weather events are predicted until the end of May. The heat wave conditions are likely to continue affecting both the Jammu and Kashmir divisions during this period.

The hilly districts of the region are also expected to experience hot and dry weather over the next six days. The weather department has advised residents, especially vulnerable groups like the elderly, infants, and children, to avoid heat exposure and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

In Srinagar, the night temperature has been rising, with the latest recording at 15.0°C, up from 14.2°C the previous night. This is significantly higher than the normal for this time of year. Similarly, Qazigund saw a slight increase in minimum temperature, recording 11.8°C compared to the previous night’s 11.6°C, which is above the normal range for the area.

Pahalgam experienced a minor increase in night temperature as well, with a low of 7.7°C compared to 7.5°C the previous night. This temperature is typical for the renowned resort in south Kashmir. Kokernag also recorded a rise in minimum temperature, with 12.3°C against the previous 11.4°C, which is above normal by 2.2°C.

Kupwara’s night temperature increased to 11.5°C from 10.7°C, surpassing the usual range for this time of year by 1.1°C. Gulmarg, another popular destination in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of 11.0°C, unchanged from the previous night but still above normal by 4.2°C.

In Jammu, the night temperature climbed to 29.1°C from 27.1°C the previous night, significantly higher than the usual range by 4.7°C. Banihal, Batote, and Bhaderwah also reported higher minimum temperatures, recording 15.2°C, 18.4°C, and 15.8°C, respectively. These elevated night temperatures reflect the broader trend of unusually warm weather in the region.

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