Srinagar, May 30 : Weather warning for Isolated Thunderstorms (TS), lightning, hail and gusty winds has been extended for next four days in Jammu and Kashmir by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.
However, there is no such warning for Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh while the weather will remain mainly dry, barring isolated rain today and tomorrow. Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) was hottest with 40 degree maximum and 26 degree minimum temperature, highest in the region during the past 24 hours.
A IMD spokesman said here today that widespread light to moderate rain or thunder could occur in the UT J&K and isolated light rain in UT Ladakh during the next 24 hours. He further forecast for fairly widespread light rain or thunder showers during the subsequent 48 hours. Extending the warning spokesman said that there could be Isolated TS, Lightening, Hail and 30 km to 40 kmph gusty winds in Kashmir and Jammu till June 3. Earlier, similar warning was issued till May 31, he said adding that there is no such warning for Ladakh region. He said Mirpur in PoK witnessed a warm night after the minimum temperature was 26 degree, highest in the entire region of J&K, Ladakh and POK. Mirpur also recorded the highest of 40 degree maximum temperature on Friday.
This was followed by Jammu where the maximum temperature was 37.3 degree and minimum temperature 25.3 degree with traces of rain, he said. Katra, base camp of Mata Vaishnodevi pilgrimage recorded 34.3 degree maximum and 22.2 minimum temperature, he said adding this was followed by Gilgit (POK) 33 degree maximum and 15 degree minimum temperature.
World famous ski resort of Gulmarg witnessed pleasant weather after the maximum temperature was 16.2 degree, lowest in the region and minimum 6.5 degree after 1.2 mm rainfall. However, famed health resort of Pahalgam, where 19.8 mm rainfall was received during the past 24 hours till 0830 hrs, the maximum temperature was 21.8 degree and the minimum temperature was 5.8 degree.
Muzaffarabad, capital of POK, received 4.5 mm rainfall till 0830 hrs and the maximum and minimum temperatures were 26.1 degree and 12.5 degree during the past 24 hours. Srinagar, the summer capital of the UT J&K recorded 24.9 degree maximum and 11.2 degree maximum temperature with sun playing hide and seek during the past 24 hours. (UNI)