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Srinagar Records Coldest June Day In 48 Years

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Srinagar: The continuous intermittent rainfall across Kashmir has brought the winter chill again in Kashmir as the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, on Tuesday recorded the coldest day of June in nearly five decades at 14°C. 

Amid the intermittent rainfall, the mercury settled below normal at many few places including Srinagar, Qazigund, Pahalgam, Kupwara, Kokernag, Jammu, Banihal, Batite, Bhaderwah and Katra.
 
Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Mukhtar Ahmad said that the weather conditions would improve from tomorrow afternoon.
 
The temperature, however, plummeted at many places in Jammu and Kashmir while the independent weather forecaster, Faizan Arif Keng said that Srinagar recorded the coldest Day in June in the last 48 years.
 
The maximum temperature in Srinagar was 14.2 degree Celsius, below normal, he said, adding that today’s temperature is very common in February for Srinagar.
 
Kupwara recorded a maximum temperature of 14.3 degree Celsius, Jammu, recorded below normal temperature today at 24.7 degree Celsius. 
 
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.
 
(KNO)