Night temp rises in J-K

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Night temperatures increased in Jammu and Kashmir barring Qazigund on Sunday, officials said.

A meteorological department official said 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)

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