Mercury continues to dip; MeT predicts dry weather till Sunday
Srinagar: Amid a dry weather forecast for the next 24 hours, temperatures recorded a drop in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir with Pahalgam recording a low of minus 4.2°C on Friday.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 3°C against 4.7°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2°C against 5.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.3°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 4.2°C against 2.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 2.4°C against 3.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.2°C against 2.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.4°C below normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 0.6°C against 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.9°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 10.6°C against 14.2°C on the previous night. It was 3.6°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.6°C (0.6°C above normal), Batote 6.8°C (1.9°C below normal), Katra 10.4°C (below normal by 1.4°C) and Bhadarwah 1.7°C (below normal by 2.1°C).
In the Kargil area of Ladakh, he said, mercury settled at minus 4.3°C, Leh saw a low of minus 7.8°C and Drass, the world’s second coldest inhabited place after Siberia, recorded a minimum of minus 8.8°C.
The weather department has forecast mainly dry weather till Sunday and scattered light rain or snow (upper reaches) and thunders on November 13 and 14.
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