Srinagar– The capital city of Srinagar recorded the hottest day of this season on Wednesday as the mercury touched the 34°C mark, even as the meteorological office here predicted light to moderate rains in Jammu and Kashmir.
Today’s temperature was over 0.8°C higher than yesterday and 3.4°C above the normal for this time of the season, a MET official said.
It also remained the third highest in the last 12 years in Srinagar. On 9 June 2021, Srinagar recorded 34.7°C. The highest June temperature in Srinagar in the last 12 years was 35°C recorded on 3 June 2018. The highest ever June temperature in Srinagar was 37.8°C, recorded on 29 June 1978.
Meanwhile, Qazigund recorded a maximum of 32.5°C against 32.0°C on the previous day. The temperature was 3.6°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Pahalgam recorded a maximum of 28.9°C against 28.0°C on the previous day. The temperature was 2.9°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Kokernag recorded 31.7°C against 31.5°C on the previous day. It was 3.6°C above normal for the place in south Kashmir during this time of the season, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded a maximum of 24.0°C against 23.2°C on the previous night, the official said. While 21.6°C is normal for the world-famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.4°C above normal for the famous place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Jammu recorded a maximum of 38.1°C against 39.6°C on the previous night, the official said.
The temperature was 0.4°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a maximum of 30.8°C, Batote 28.9°C, Katra 35.0°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 34.2°C, the official said.
“Conditions are favorable for the arrival of monsoon into J&K during 30th (June)-1st July,” the MeT official said.
Regarding the subsequent five days, he said, light to moderate rain is “very likely” at many places mainly in the plains of the Jammu region.