Amid dry weather, night temp falls below normal in Kashmir
Amid forecast for mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours, mercury dropped to below normal across the Valley except Srinagar.
A meteorological department official said that mainly dry weather was expected to continue till October 17.
“Light to moderate rain/snowfall (over higher reaches) is very likely during 18-20th in J-K with main activity on 19th( 60-70% chance) whereas Mainly dry weather is expected till October 17th.”
Regarding minimum temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 6.4°C against 7.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.4°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 5.0°C against 6.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.2°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 2.0°C against 2.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 5.7°C against 6.8°C on the previous night and it was 0.5°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 2.0°C against 2.5°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 4.0°C against 5.7°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.2°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 17.6°C against 16.3°C previous night. It was below normal by 0.4°C for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 8.6°C, Batote 9.7°C, Katra 15.2°C and Bhadarwah 6.8°C. (GNS)