MeT Says Farmers Can Spray Orchards, Schools Can Plan Picnics, Outdoor Activities This Week
Srinagar- After days of rain, Jammu and Kashmir witnessed hot and humid day with Srinagar witnessing five degree Celsius increase in maximum temperature on Tuesday.
A meteorological department official said while isolated rain was expected, the weather would be largely dry for few days.
He said farmers can spray orchards while schools can plan picnics or any outdoor activities this week.
He said Srinagar recorded maximum of 28.9°C against 23.3°C yesterday and Jammu 34.2°C respectively.
Meanwhile, in last 24 hours till 0830 hours today, parts of Jammu and Kashmir received rainfall with Kukernag receiving 8.2mm followed by Pahalgam (6.1mm), Qazigund (2.8mm), Gulmarg (2.6mm), Kupwara (1.1mm), Srinagar (0.6mm), Bahihal and Botote (0.4mm) and Bhaderwah (0.2mm).
The minimum temperatures settled below normal for the season across the J&K barring Katra, the MeT official said.
Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 17.5°C against 17.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.4°C below normal during this time of the year for the summer capital, the official said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 16.2°C same as on the previous night. The temperature was 1.0°C below normal there, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 9.6°C against 13.2°C on the previous night and it was 4.0°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of 15.6°C against 15.2°C last night and it was 1.1°C below normal for the place, he said.
World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 8.5°C against 8.6°C on previous night and it was 3.7°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.
Kupwara town saw a low of 14.6°C against 15.9°C on previous night and it was 2.8°C below normal for the place during this time of the season, the official said.
Jammu recorded a low of 24.4°C against 24.5°C on the previous night. It was 0.3°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 14.4°C, Batote 15.8°C, Katra 22.2°C and Bhadarwah 14.6°C, the official said. (GNS)
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