Srinagar: Amid forecast for mainly dry weather in next 24 hours with the possibility of isolated thundery development towards afternoon, the minimum temperature recorded a rise at most places in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
A meteorological department official here said that no large change was expected and mainly dry weather was expected till April 16. Generally cloudy sky with possibility of light rain was likely for three days thereafter, he said.
Regarding the temperature, the MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 6.6°C against 5.1°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C below normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 4.2°C against 4.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.5°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 1.6°C against minus 0.5°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 6.8°C against 6.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C above normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.0°C against 1.5°C on the previous night and it was 2.5°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 4.2°C against 2.5°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 17.0°C against 17.4°C on the previous night. It was 0.8°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 6.6°C (below normal by 0.8°C), Batote 10.6°C (above normal by 0.5°C), Katra 15.3°C (0.2°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 6.9°C (0.9°C below normal). Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 0.7°C and 1.4°C respectively, he added. (GNS)