After 18 years, Srinagar records hottest June day at 35.0 degree Celsius
Qazigund, Pahalgam record 2nd hottest day in 33, 15 years respectively; MeT predicts respite from tomorrow
Srinagar, Jun 23 (KNO): Amid the ongoing heat wave in Kashmir, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has recorded hottest June day after 18 years at 35.0 degree Celsius on Friday while Qazigund and Pahalgam in South Kashmir recorded second hottest June day in the last 33 and 15 years respectively.
An Independent Weather Forecaster, Faizan Arif Keng told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the mercury settled at 35.0 degree Celsius today, which is the equal warmer June day recorded on June, 03 2018.
The all-time highest June day was recorded on June 29, 1978 at 37.8 degree Celsius, he said.
He said that Kokernag has recorded the highest maximum temperature in June in 18 years where the mercury settled at 33.3 degree Celsius while the previous and all time highest temperature was recorded on June 24, 2015 at 34.9 degree Celsius.
Qazigund and Pahalgam in South Kashmir have also recorded the hottest day of the season after the gap of 33 and 15 years respectively.
According to Keng, the mercury in Qazigund settled at 34.2 degree Celsius, which is the hottest June day in the last 33 years while all the highest temperatures at 35.7 degree Celsius have been recorded on June 25, 1990 and on June 26, 1988.
In Pahalgam also, the second hottest maximum temperature in June was recorded today after the gap of 15 years at 30.2 degree Celsius while the previous hottest day has been recorded on June 09, 2021 at 30.3 degree Celsius. However, he said that the hottest day of all time was recorded on June 25, 1990 at 32.0 degree Celsius.
Moreover, the weatherman has predicted respite from the ongoing heat wave from tomorrow onwards, saying that there is a possibility of light rain, thunderstorm at scattered places of Jammu and few places of Kashmir division as well.
Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad told KNO that from June 25-28, the weather would remain generally cloudy with possibility of intermittent light to moderate thunderstorms at many places.
A few places over Jammu division may receive intense showers for a short period, he added—(KNO)