Amid forecast for dry weather till ending June, night temperature recorded an increase at most places but continued to hover below normal in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
A meteorological department official said that mainly dry weather was expected over the plains of J-K in the next 24 hours. “Overall, there’s no forecast of any major rainfall activity till ending June,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 14.3°C against 13.7°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.0°C below normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 8.5°C against 4.5°C on the previous night, the official said. While 11.4°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.9°C below normal for the famous place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town had a low of 12.6°C against 11.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.8°C below normal for the district, the official said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 10.8°C against 10.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 4.9°C ‘below’ normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 8.8°C against 6.3°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.9°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 11.1°C against 9.8°C on the previous night. It was 4.2°C ‘below’ normal for the place in south Kashmir during this time of the season, the official said.
Jammu recorded a low of 24.6°C against 21.9°C on the previous night, the official said.
The temperature was 1.8°C ‘below’ normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 12.4°C, Batote 6.8°C, Katra 23.4°C while Bhadarwah had a minimum of 14.3°C, the official said. (GNS)