Night temperature rises amid dry weather forecast in J-K

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While mainly dry weather has been predicted, temperature recorded a rise at most places in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 15.0°C against 11.6°C on the previous night.

The temperature, he said, was above normal by 3.0°C during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 14.4°C against 10.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.7°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a minimum of 7.9°C against 6.1°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir during this time of the season, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 14.6°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. It was 4.0°C above normal during this time of the season for the place in south Kashmir, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 7.4°C against 4.5°C on the previous night, the official said. While 6.8°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 0.3°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 12.3°C against 9.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 26.3°C against 20.7°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 1.4°C above normal for J-K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 14.8°C, Batote 15.5°C and Bhadarwah 13.7°C, the official said.

“There’s no forecast of any significant weather till May 29 and 30th when weather is likely to be cloudy with possibility of light rain at scattered places of Kashmir,” he said, adding, “Hot and dry weather is expected in Jammu division till ending May.” (GNS)

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