Kashmir: Mercury soars on Wednesday; cloudy sky expected tomorrow

Men row empty Shikaras in Srinagar’s Dal Lake, as dry weather has hit winter tourism in Kashmir Valley this year

SRINAGAR: Pleasant weather conditions were observed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir with temperatures showing an increase in the summer capital as the meteorological department has predicted generally dry weather over the state for next 24 hours.

“A partly cloudy sky becoming generally cloudy sky is expected tomorrow (on Thursday),” an official of the weather office told Kashmir Reader.

Moreover, the MeT has predicted scattered to fairly widespread rains or thundershowers in its outlook for subsequent two days.

The maximum temperature in Srinagar on Wednesday was settled at 21.1 degrees celsius, an increase of above 4 degrees over the previous day.

The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Jammu with the maximum temperature of 35.9 degrees Celsius followed by Katra at 31.9, Banihal 25.2, Batote 23.3 and Baderwah 22.8 degrees celsius respectively.

While as in Kashmir division, Qazigund recorded a maximum temperature of 20.1, Pahalgam 17.6, Kupwara 20.8, Kukernag 18.8 and Gulmarg 8.0 degrees celsius respectively.

Kargil in Ladakh region was the coldest in the state at 14.5 degrees, while Leh remained settled at 16.1 degrees celsius.

The maximum temperatures in Srinagar and Jammu on Thursday are likely to hover around 21 and 35 degrees celsius while the minimum temperatures are expected to settle at 9 and 20 degrees.

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