Srinagar: Amid forecast for dry weather, the minimum temperature across the Kashmir Valley remained below normal with Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, recording minus 2.4°C, officials said.
A meteorological department official said that the minimum temperature was minus 2.5°C below normal for this time of the year in Gulmarg.
He said that the mercury settled at 5.5°C against 5.2°C on the previous night in Srinagar.
The temperature in summer capital which received 0.4mm of rain in last 24 hours till 8:30 am, was minus 1.4°C for this time of the season.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.4°C against 5.2°C on the previous night, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 1.9°C against 1.7°C on the earlier night and had a rainfall of 0.4mm during the time, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.0°C against previous night’s 3.5°C and had 0.7mm of rain in the 24 hours, the official said.
Kupwara recorded a low of 2.6°C against 4.6°C on the previous night, the official said.
The meteorological department has forecast dry weather for now. “Mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir divisions, with very light rain/thundershowers developing towards late afternoon,” the weatherman said for the forecast in next 24 hours. For subsequently two days, the official said that weather will stay “mainly dry”. (GNS)