Srinagar- As extended dry spell led to elevated day temperature in Jammu and Kashmir with Banihal surpassing all-time document with 23.4°C on earlier day, the climate division right here on Friday mentioned years with extended dry spells in previous (2018, 2016, 2015) additionally confirmed comparable tendencies of most temperature.
“As a result of extended dry spells, the utmost temperature at many stations recorded 6-8°C above regular with highest most temperature recorded over Banihal station (23 4°C) on eleventh January (Earlier all time document 22.6°C on 18th January 2003),” mentioned a meteorological division official, as per information company GNS.
Opposite to this, he mentioned, the locations engulfed with dense fog recorded 9 to 10°C beneath regular with Jammu, Samba and Kathua recording 8.6, 8.8 and eight.9 °C most temperature on January 11.
“Years with extended dry spells additionally confirmed comparable tendencies of most temperature prior to now—(2018, 2016, 2015)”.
He mentioned dry climate prone to proceed until January 20 with feeble WDs approaching on Jan twelfth & seventeenth night.
“Underneath the affect of those WDs, Typically cloudy climate with gentle snow over remoted greater reaches is predicted,” he mentioned, including, “18-Twentieth January: Typically dry climate.”
He mentioned slight enchancment in visibility and discount in dense fog is predicted on January 13 in Jammu and is predicted to redevelop with chilly day situations from January 13 onwards until sixteenth January.
In the meantime, freezing climate situations amid extended dry climate continued as Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.0°C on Thursday.
The meteorological division official mentioned that whereas Srinagar recorded minimal temperature of minus 5.0°C on the earlier evening, the temperature was 1.9°C beneath regular for the summer season capital of J&Okay for this time of the yr.
Qazigund recorded a minimal of minus 4.2°C in opposition to minus 4.6°C on the earlier evening, he mentioned. The minimal temperature was 1.2°C beneath regular for the gateway city of Kashmir, the MeT official mentioned.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 5.3°C in opposition to minus 6.3°C on the earlier evening and it was 1.8°C above regular for the well-known resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, additionally in south Kashmir, recorded a minimal of minus 2.4°C, identical as on the earlier evening and the temperature was above regular by 1.2°C for the place, the official mentioned.
Kupwara city in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.4°C in opposition to minus 5.3°C on the earlier evening and it was 1.5°C beneath regular there, the official mentioned.
Gulmarg, the official mentioned, recorded a low of minus 3.2°C in opposition to minus 3.5°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was 4.7°C above regular for the favored snowboarding resort in north Kashmir.
Jammu, he mentioned, recorded a minimal of three.7°C in opposition to 4.7°C on earlier evening, and it was beneath regular by 3.3°C for the winter capital of J&Okay.
Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.4°C, Batote 4.5°C and Bhaderwah 1.3°C, he mentioned.
Kashmir valley is below ‘Chillai-Kalan’, the 40-day harsh interval of winter, which is able to finish on January 30.
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