The Meteorological department today predicted hot and dry weather for the next one week with possibility of “brief spell of light to moderate showers” mainly during late afternoon and evening on 28 to 30 August.
“Weather to remain hot and dry during next one week in both J&K and Lakdakh. However, a brief spell of light to moderate shower can’t be ruled out at isolated places of J-K during 28 to 30 August mainly during late afternoon/evening,” an official of the meteorological department was quoted by news agency GNS as saying. “There is no forecast of any significant weather for the next 7-10 days.”
The official said that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, reordered a low of 18.5 degrees Celsius against 16.4 normal for this time of the year.
Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, recorded a minimum of 27.4 degrees Celsius against normal of 24.1 degrees Celsius, he said.
Qazigund, the gateway of Kashmir, recorded minimum of 15.7 (against normal of 14.5) degrees Celsius, Pahalgam 12.7 degrees Celsius while Kokernag recorded 15.9 degrees Celsius, the official said, adding that the border town Kupwara recorded low of 15.9 degrees Celsius against normal of 15.0 degree Celsius.
World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of 11.5 degrees Celsius against the normal of 11.0 degree Celsius for this time of the season, the official said.