Climate Change is real: Srinagar records coldest June day in 48 years

Continuous intermittent rains in Kashmir have brought the winter chill back to Kashmir as Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar recorded the coldest June day in nearly five decades on Tuesday at 15.0 degrees Celsius.

Amid intermittent rains in Jammu and Kashmir, the mercury stabilized below normal in many places including Srinagar, Qazigund, Pahalgam, Kupwara, Kokernag, Jammu, Banihal, Batite, Bhaderwah and Katra, News Agency KNO reported.

Department of Meteorology (MeT) deputy director Mukhtar Ahmad said weather conditions would improve from tomorrow afternoon.

However, the temperature plummeted in many places in Jammu and Kashmir, while independent meteorologist Faizan Arif Keng said Srinagar recorded the coldest June day of 15.0 degrees Celsius in the past 48 years.

According to official data, the temperature was 14.2 degrees Celsius below normal. The summer capital, Srinagar, recorded a maximum temperature of 15.0 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the coldest June day since at least 1975.

Previously, the data showed that Jammu and Kashmir had recorded a 38 per cent rainfall deficit in the last five months of 2022. Furthermore, the data showed that March 2022, which is considered the warmest month in terms of rainfall, was around 10 degrees. Celsius. Warmer than in previous years. Likewise, in April the temperature also remained above normal.

In April, the water level in Jhelum, Nallahs and springs experienced a significant drop. By the end of May, some small drains had completely dried up. Jhelum has also reached his lowest point at this time of the season. Such a low water level was reached only in autumn.

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The maximum temperature in Srinagar was below 14.2 degrees Celsius than normal, he said, adding that the current temperature is very common in February in Srinagar.

Kupwara recorded a maximum temperature of 14.3 degrees Celsius, which is more than 11.3 degrees Celsius below normal. Jammu, the winter capital of the Union Territory also recorded a below-normal temperature of 24.7 degrees Celsius (13.5 below normal) today.

Meanwhile, the traffic on either side of Srinagar-Jammu highway was stopped after the fresh rainfall triggered shooting stones along the road.

The officials said that the shooting stones occurred at Panthyal area following which the traffic on either side was stopped as precautionary measure. However, the traffic remained suspended when the report was last filed.

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