Jammu and Kashmir Weather Update:In Srinagar, the weather department has indicated that there will be no significant relief from the ongoing hot and humid conditions in the coming days, with maximum temperatures remaining 1-2 degrees Celsius above normal. The meteorological official mentioned that from August 16th to 22nd, the region is expected to experience predominantly hot, humid, and dry weather, with isolated instances of rain or thundershowers in the late afternoon or evening, albeit with relatively lower chances.
Temperature-wise, Srinagar saw a maximum of 31.0 degrees Celsius, surpassing the normal level by 1.3 degrees Celsius. Qazigund recorded a high of 31.0 degrees Celsius, exceeding the average by 2.8 degrees Celsius. Pahalgam, a popular tourist destination, reached 27.0 degrees Celsius, which was 1.4 degrees Celsius above the usual. Kupwara town experienced a maximum temperature of 31.9 degrees Celsius, surpassing the average by 1.3 degrees Celsius.
Other places also witnessed variations in temperature. Kokernag recorded a maximum of 30.5 degrees Celsius, marking an increase of 3.1 degrees Celsius from the usual level. Gulmarg, a renowned skiing resort, experienced a maximum of 20.0 degrees Celsius, slightly below the normal level. Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, saw the maximum temperature reach 34.3 degrees Celsius, slightly above the normal.
Additional temperature readings included Banihal at 30.0 degrees Celsius, Batote at 26.3 degrees Celsius, Katra at 31.6 degrees Celsius, and Bhaderwah at 26.7 degrees Celsius. While the next few days may bring isolated instances of rain or thundershowers, the prevailing hot and humid weather conditions are likely to persist across the region.