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Weather Update, Heavy Rain With Thunderstorm Expected In Valley From

Srinagar, June 2: The Meteorological Centre in Srinagar has forecasted intermittent light to moderate rain accompanied by thunder and gusty winds in Jammu and Kashmir over the next week. According to the forecast, there will be no heatwave in the Kashmir division during the next eight days.

Until June 4, the weather in the plains of the Jammu division is expected to remain hot and dry, with a heatwave anticipated. On Saturday, Jammu recorded a maximum temperature of 42.9°C, which is 3.5°C above the seasonal average.

For the next 24 hours, the weather is expected to be partly cloudy with a possibility of light rain and thunder in some areas. This pattern will continue until Monday, bringing slight relief from the heat in certain parts of the region.

From June 4 to June 7, the weather is predicted to be partly to generally cloudy, with intermittent light to moderate rain and thunder expected at many locations. Gusty winds may occur at a few places, and some areas could experience brief periods of moderate intensity showers.

On June 8 and 9, the weather will remain partly to generally cloudy. The period from June 10 to June 13 is expected to be dry, providing a break from the rainy conditions.

Farmers have been advised by the MeT office to suspend farm operations on June 5 and 6 due to the forecasted weather conditions, which could affect agricultural activities.

During the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, the minimum temperatures at weather stations in Qazigund, Pahalgam, and Kokernag in the Kashmir valley were recorded below normal. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 13°C, Qazigund 10°C, Pahalgam 6.4°C, Kokernag 10.2°C, and Gulmarg 8°C.

On Saturday, Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 27.5°C, which is 1.2°C above normal. Pahalgam recorded a maximum of 24.1°C, which is 1.3°C above normal for this tourist spot in south Kashmir. The picnic spot of Kokernag recorded a maximum of 27.2°C, while the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded 17.3°C, according to the MeT office.

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