Weatherman predicts dry weather in J-K

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Srinagar: Night temperatures increased at most places across Jammu and Kashmir, settling above normal by 7.3°C in the famous skiing resort of Gulmarg on Friday, officials said.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J-K, recorded a low of 8.5°C against last night’s 7.6°C.

The temperature was 3.8°C above normal for Srinagar during this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a low of 7.0°C, same as on the previous night.

The temperature was above normal by 3.4°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 8.4°C against 7.7°C on the previous night and it was 4.9°C more than normal during this time of the season, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.0°C against 2.1°C last night. The temperature was 1.9°C above normal, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 5.0°C against 4.8°C on the previous night, the official said. While minus 2.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort, the temperature was 7.3°C above usual for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 6.2°C against 5.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.1°C more than normal, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 24.0°C against 16.9°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 9.1°C above normal for the J-K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 8.8°C, Batote had a minimum of 13.1°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 9.4°C, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 1.4°C against 1.4°C previous night while automatic Kargil station recorded a low of minus 2.8°C.

Mainly dry weather is expected over Jammu and Kashmir for now, the official added. (GNS)

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