Srinagar records season's hottest day, settles at 35.4° C
Kashmir is likely to get relief from hot weather conditions as the meteorological department on Friday forecast light rains between 8th to 9th August. Srinagar recorded the season's hottest day today settling at 35.4 °C .
Deputy Director Meteorological Department Srinagar, Mukhtar Ahmad told Rising Kashmir that they were expecting light rains at scattered places of Kashmir from Saturday till Sunday afternoon.
“We are expecting a light spell of rains to occur at most places of Kashmir and at isolated places of Jammu regions during Saturday and Sunday,” he said.
The spell would likely bring relief from hot weather conditions in the valley. In the next 24 hours, there are chances of isolated to scattered light rain, thunder showers in Jammu and Kashmir while mainly dry in the Ladakh region.
“There would be some respite from the heat as day temperature during the next two to three days was is expected to drop a few degrees Celsius,” the weatherman said.
As heatwave is gripping Kashmir valley from past several days, Srinagar recorded season’s hottest day on Friday settling day temperature at 35.4 degrees Celsius. While minimum temperature night was recorded at 20.9 degrees Celsius.
The Gulmarg in Baramulla district recorded maximum temperature of 27.0 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 14.8 degrees.
While maximum temperatures in Jammu city settled at 32.2 degree Celsius and minimum 28.7 degree Celsius. Similarly in south Kashmir’s Kokernag 31.6°C, Pahalgam 29.3°C, and Qazigund 32.3°C respectively.
Kupwara in north Kashmir was the hottest place in Kashmir recorded maximum temperatures of 36.3°C, while minimum 16.2°C respectively.
On July 02, Srinagar recorded the season's hottest day temperatures at 33.7 degrees Celsius.
As per traffic advisory issued here, on Saturday subject to fair weather and good road condition only essential commodity vehicles from Jammu towards Srinagar shall be allowed.
On Mughal road, vehicles (load carriers) loaded with fresh fruits shall be allowed from Herpora (Shopian) from 1100 hrs to 1600 hours towards Poonch. “No vehicle shall be allowed after a cut of timings. Moreover, no passenger vehicle or pedestrian shall be allowed on Mughal Road,” it said.
On Sonamarg-Leh road, the highway is still blocked near Kangan due to landslide, subject to fair weather, and clearance of road only essential commodity vehicles shall be allowed to ply on the road.