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MET Predicts Dry Weather Forecast in J&K Till June

Srinagar, June 24 (WD): Amid a forecast for dry weather until June 28, the night temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir have shown an increase on Monday. According to a meteorological department official, generally dry weather is expected to persist, although there is a slight chance of light rain and thunder at isolated places.

The official noted that from June 29 to July 2, fresh spells of light to moderate rain and thundershowers are anticipated in many areas. Additionally, hot and dry weather, along with a heat wave, is expected over the plains of Jammu during the period from June 24 to 28.

In terms of temperatures, Srinagar recorded a low of 15.9°C, compared to 15.7°C on the previous night, which is 0.1°C above normal for this time of the year. Qazigund, another key area, recorded a minimum of 12.8°C against 12.4°C on the previous night, 1.6°C below normal for this gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam registered a low of 9.6°C, the same as the previous night, which is normal for this renowned resort in south Kashmir. Meanwhile, Kokernag in south Kashmir reported a minimum temperature of 13.7°C compared to 12.4°C, marking a 0.5°C decrease below normal levels.

Kupwara town saw a low of 14.6°C, up from 13.6°C the previous night, which is still below normal by 0.2°C for this location. In the north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the world-famous skiing resort Gulmarg recorded a minimum of 9.5°C, a rise from 7.6°C, yet below normal by 0.6°C.

The winter capital, Jammu, recorded a low of 29.7°C, which is 3.4°C below normal. In other areas, Banihal reported a low of 13.4°C, Batote 16.5°C, and Bhaderwah 14.5°C, indicating varied weather patterns across the region.

Overall, while dry weather is predominantly expected, the potential for isolated light rain and thunderstorms remains. This period will be marked by rising night temperatures, particularly in the plains of Jammu, where a heat wave is anticipated.

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