Srinagar, Mar 10 : As mainly dry weather continues, the minimum temperature recorded increase in Kashmir Valley as well as most parts of Jammu division on Friday.
A meteorological department official here said Srinagar recorded a low of 3.2°C against 2.9°C on the previous night and it was 0.1°C below normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 2.0°C against 1.8°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of minus 1.2°C against minus 1.9°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 4.3°C against 4.1°C on the previous night and it was 2.4°C above normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 0.6°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night and it was 4.1°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 0.4°C against 0.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 14.6°C against 15.5°C on the previous night. It was 0.6°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 3.8°C (below normal by 0.3°C), Batote 8.0°C (above normal by 2.1°C), Katra 13.1°C (1.6°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 5.5°C (2.4°C above normal).
Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil, he said, recorded a low of minus 5.6°C and minus 5.6°C respectively.
The MeT department has forecast dry weather in the next 24 hours. Mainly dry weather to isolated very light rain and thunder is expected for subsequent two days, he added.
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