Srinagar, Mar 19: Rain lashed Kashmir Valley with Kupwara district in north Kashmir receiving highest rainfall on Saturday, officials said.
Amid cloud cover, night temperatures increased further across Jammu and Kashmir barring the famous skiing resort of Gulmarg.
A meteorological department official said that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, received 6.0mm of rainfall and recorded a low of 10.7°C against last night’s 8.5°C. The temperature was 6.0°C above normal for Srinagar during this time of the year.
Qazigund had no rainfall and recorded a low of 9.0°C against 7.0°C as on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 5.4°C for the gateway town of Kashmir where maximum temperature soared to all-time of 27.8°C on Friday, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had no rainfall either and recorded a low of 10.1°C against 8.4°C on the previous night. It was 6.6°C more than normal during this time of the season, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.9°C against 2.0°C last night. The temperature was 6.8°C above normal for the place which had 0.2mm of rain, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 1.5°C against 5.0°C on the previous night, the official said. While minus 2.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort, the temperature was 3.8°C below usual for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said. It received 14.2mm of rainfall, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 8.1°C against 6.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was 5.0°C more than normal for the place which received the highest rainfall of 18.5mm in the Valley, the official said.
Jammu recorded a low of 22.0°C against 24.0°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 7.1°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 12.6°C, Batote had a minimum of 12.5°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 11.0°C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 2.6°C against 1.4°C previous night while automatic Kargil station recorded a low of minus 2.8°C. Scattered light rainfall is expected in Kashmir Valley and mainly dry weather over Jammu division in next 24 hours, the official added.