Crescent Kashmir

Huge bookings and tourists everywhere in Kashmir

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


While the travel agents and the hoteliers are happy that they have the bookings for another few months, pleasant weather in the spring season is witnessing a lot of tourist rush and they can be seen everywhere in Kashmir valley.

Already in the last month of March J&K government has said that 1.80 lac tourists visited Kashmir valley and they are expecting more tourists during the current month of April.

The day and night temperatures in Kashmir valley have increased in the past few days and there is prediction of dry weather conditions to prevail across Kashmir.

According to GNS in its weather report about the dry weather conditions of Kashmir valley it has said in its report on Tuesday as follows.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 9.3°C against 9.3°C. The temperature was 2.8°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 7.0°C against 6.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 1.7°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.


Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 8.7°C against 8.3°C the previous night. It was 3.6°C more than normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.4°C against 2.7°C last night. The temperature was 1.0°C above normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 4.5°C against 3.0°C as on the previous night, the official said. While minus 0.8°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 3.8°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 5.6°C against 5.7°C the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 19.7°C against 20.2°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.6°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 9.0°C, Batote 12.8°C and Bhaderwah 9.9°C, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 3.1°C against 1.5°C previous night, he said.

The MeT official said that no significant weather was expected in Jammu and Kashmir and it would continue to be “mainly dry” for now.

With GNS inputs

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