Clouds hover over Srinagar skies again
By: Muzamil Bhat CK
As predicted by the weatherman, clouds have started hovering over the skies of Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir; there is a possibility of light rain spell in coming hours.
There has been hot weather prevailing again and if there is a brief spell of light rain, it would be a respite for common people from hot weather conditions.
There is unusual heat being witnessed in Kashmir valley in the current spring season. Weather experts and scientists have said that it will impact the farming and the summer season in Kashmir valley.
Even some experts have predicted water shortage during summers if the dry weather conditions prevail in Kashmir.
According to GNS in its weather report on Thursday it said as follows.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 12.2°C against 10.4°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 2.9°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 9.0°C against 7.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 11.6°C against 7.9°C on the previous night. It was 3.5°C above normal during this time of the season for the place in south Kashmir, the official said.
Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 6.4°C against 3.8°C last night. The temperature was 2.0°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 8.0°C against 5.4°C on the previous night, the official said. While 4.2°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.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 9.6°C against 7.9°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C above normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 23.9°C against 21.7°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.0°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 11.6°C, Batote 16.1°C and Bhaderwah 13.2°C, the official said.
“A brief spell of light Rain/Thunderstorm is likely on (April) 29-30th,” the official said. “(There is) no forecast of any significant weather for next one week.”
With GNS inputs