Night temp rises amid forecast for widespread rains, snowfall

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As weatherman has forecast scattered to fairly widespread rain and snow, night temperatures recorded an increase across Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded a low of 5.8°C against last night’s 4.0°C on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.4°C against 2.2°C on the previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, had a low of 2.7°C against 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.2°C against minus 3.4°C last night, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 5.4°C on the previous night, he said.

The temperature was 1.8°C above normal for this time of the year in the famous resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 5.8°C against 2.1°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 14.0°C against 10.5°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal for the J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 7.1°C, Batote had a minimum of 7.7°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 5.9°C, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of minus 2.5°C against last night minus 6.0°C on the previous night while automatic Kargil station at recorded a low of minus 9.8°C. Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 5.0°C against 16.5°C on the previous night, officials said.

“Scattered to fairly widespread light rain/snow/Ths are expected over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours,” the official said in a statement issued this morning.

“Widespread light to moderate rain/snow/are expected on March 7,” the official added. (GNS)

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