Srinagar: Weatherman on Sunday said respite from heat wave was expected in jammu and Kashmir from May 16 till 18th due to rainfall.
“A spell of light to moderate rain/thunderstorm is most likely at many places of Jammu & Kashmir during May 16th (evening)-18th(70% chances),” the official said. “At some places, thunderstorm may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and hailstorm mainly on May 16-17th,” he said, adding, “Thereafter, there’s no forecast of any major rainfall but temperature will again rise gradually from May 19th.”
Meanwhile the meteorological department official told GNS Srinagar recorded a low of 13.6°C against 14.2°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.0°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 10.0°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.8°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 7.4°C against 5.8°C last night. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 13.5°C against 12.6°C on the previous night. It was 4.2°C above normal during this time of the season for the place in south Kashmir, the official said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 11.0°C against 9.0°C on the previous night, the official said. While 5.5°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 5.5°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 11.5°C against 10.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.9°C above normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 26.8°C against 23.3°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 3.3°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 12.0°C, Batote 18.1°C and Bhaderwah 12.7°C, the official added.