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Temperatures rise in Kashmir as the season becomes pleasant

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


With dry weather conditions prevailing though there was a brief shower during the previous night in many areas of Kashmir valley, the temperatures have started showing rise both during the day and night.

With spring season commencing on the ground, the flowers which sprout early have started showing their presence in the gardens and parks.

Many morning walkers have reappeared at the time of early morning both on Boulevard Road and also other parks in Srinagar city. The weather conditions have started becoming better after a severe winter and with the result lot of people are seen during the day time in the market places and also at the parks and gardens to enjoy pleasant weather.

A meteorological department told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K has 0.5mm of rainfall and recorded a low of 10.8°C against last night’s 6.6°C. The temperature is 7.1°C above normal for Srinagar during this time of the year.

Qazigund had 0.8mm of rain and recorded a low of 8.7°C against 5.5°C on the previous night. The temperature is above normal by 6.4°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had 0.5mm of rain and the mercury settled at 9.3°C against 6.6°C on the previous night and it was 6.2°C more than normal during this time of the season, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, received 3.0mm of rainfall and recorded a low 5.2°C against 1.2°C last night. The temperature was 6.4°C above normal, he said.

Gulmarg had 0.6mm of rain fall and recorded a low of 2.0°C against 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 5.3°C above normal for this time of the year in the famous resort, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir had 1.0mm of rainfall and recorded a low of 8.5°C against 5.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 6.2°C more than normal, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 18.5°C against 16.6°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 4.2°C above normal for the J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 10.4°C, Batote had a minimum of 13.2°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 10.7°C, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 0.2°C against 0.0°C previous night while automatic Kargil station recorded a low of minus 4.9°C. For now, the weatherman said mainly dry weather was expected over Jammu and Kashmir.

“Mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir,” the MeT official said regarding forecast for next 24 hours. “No significant change,” it said regarding the subsequent two days.

With GNS inputs

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