Dry weather predicted for next few days in J&K
Srinagar: Amid forecasts for mainly dry weather, the minimum temperatures recorded a drop at most places in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.5°C against 7.4°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 1.3°C for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 2.0°C against 6.5°C on the previous night and it was 1.1°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against 1.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 3.1°C against 4.7°C on the previous night and it was 2.2°C above normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.8°C on the previous night and it was 2.9°C above normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 1.1°C against 3.6°C on the previous night and it was 0.1°C above normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 12.2°C against 13.0°C on the previous night. It was 0.1°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 5.8°C (above normal by 2.8°C), Batote 7.2°C (above normal by 1.4°C), Katra 11.6°C (1.1°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 3.6°C (1.5°C above normal).
Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil, the official said, recorded a low of minus 6.6°C and minus 3.6°C respectively. He said mainly dry weather was expected till March 12.