Dry weather with clear sky likely in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hrs

Dry weather with clear sky likely in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hrs

Weather remained dry with clear sky in J&K and Ladakh on Sunday morning as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast same weather conditions during the next 24 hours.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K recorded a low of 7.2°C against 5.9°C on the last. The temperature was 1.1°C above normal for Srinagar during this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a low of 4.0°C against 4.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was below normal by 0.7°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.9°C against 6.1°C the previous night. It was 2.2°C more than normal during this time of the season, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.3°C against 0.2°C last night. The temperature was 0.3°C below normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.0°C against 0.8°C on the previous night, the official said. While minus 0.8°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 3.8°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 4.4°C against 3.3°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C less than the normal, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 16.9°C against 15.0°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 0.3°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 6.6°C, Batote had a minimum of 11.3°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 8.2°C, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 0.6°C against 2.0°C previous night while the automatic station at Kargil recorded a minimum of minus 1.8°C.

“Weather is most likely to remain mainly dry till March 30th. There is no forecast of any major rain/snow,” the official added. (GNS)