WhatsApp Group Join Now
Telegram Group Join Now

Pahalgam records all-time hottest January day, Makes History

Pahalgam, Jan 15 (WD):

Pahalgam, situated in South Kashmir, set a new record for its highest-ever January day temperature, reaching 14.1 degrees Celsius on Monday. This surpasses previous records, with the Meteorological Department noting that the previous highest maximum temperature in January was 13.8 degrees Celsius on January 14, 2018.

While other parts of the Kashmir Valley experienced above-normal temperatures amidst a persistent dry spell, Pahalgam stood out. In contrast to its warm daytime, Pahalgam became the coldest spot in the valley at night, with temperatures dropping to minus 5.3 degrees Celsius.

In Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, the maximum temperature was recorded at 13.2 degrees Celsius. Earlier, a few days ago, Srinagar had recorded its sixth-highest day temperature in January at 15.0 degrees Celsius.

Other notable temperature readings across the valley include Qazigund at 14.0 degrees Celsius, Kupwara in north Kashmir at 14.5 degrees Celsius, Gulmarg at 9.0 degrees Celsius, and Kokernag at 11.4 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department’s forecast indicates dry weather conditions until January 24, with feeble Western Disturbances (WDs) approaching on January 16th and 20th evenings. Under their influence, generally cloudy weather with light rain and snow over isolated middle and higher reaches is expected during the nights of January 16th and 20th.

Looking ahead, there is a possibility of light rain and snow at scattered places during January 25-27, as per indications from different models. The forecast will be updated in the coming days. Meanwhile, dense fog with cold day conditions is expected to persist in the plains of Jammu division until January 16.

Back to top button