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Weather Update,Heavy Rainfall with Thunderstorm Expected in Valley

Srinagar, June 5: Rainfall at various places considerably brought down the day temperature across the Kashmir valley on Wednesday. Srinagar and other regions experienced light to moderate showers, leading to a significant drop in the maximum temperatures, which fell below normal levels across the valley.

The Meteorological Centre Srinagar forecasted rain, with moderate to intense showers at some locations for brief periods. These showers are expected to be accompanied by thunder, lightning, and gusty winds over the next 24 hours.

There is also a possibility of light rain with thunder at a few places on June 7 and 8. From June 9 to 15, the weather is expected to remain partially cloudy with generally dry conditions prevailing.

On Wednesday, Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 22.3°C, a sharp drop from the 32.5°C recorded on Tuesday. This was 5.6°C below the normal temperature for this time of year in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

The minimum temperatures recorded during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday were also below normal by 1-4°C at all weather stations in the Kashmir valley. Tourists along the boulevard road on the banks of the iconic Dal Lake were seen wearing warm clothes amid the overcast weather conditions in Srinagar.

Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a maximum temperature of 22.5°C, which was 4°C below normal. Pahalgam, a popular tourist spot in south Kashmir, recorded a temperature of 19.6°C, 4.3°C below normal.

Kupwara experienced a significantly lower day temperature of 15.6°C, which was 12.3°C below normal for this border district. The picnic spot of Kokernag recorded a temperature of 20.8°C, which was 5.6°C below normal on Wednesday.

Similarly, the famous ski resort of Gulmarg recorded a maximum temperature of 11.2°C, which was 7.4°C below normal for this location. The MeT office noted these substantial deviations from the normal temperature due to the ongoing weather conditions.

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