Temp increases in J-K amid dry weather forecast

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Amid forecast for “generally cloudy with dry weather”, the minimum temperature recorded an increase in Jammu and Kashmir barring Srinagar and Kupwara on Wednesday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.1°C against 5.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C above normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 3.0°C against 2.4°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 0.8°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of 5.9°C against 4.5°C on the previous night and it was 3.4°C above normal for the place, the officials said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 1.4°C against 0.6°C on the previous night and it was 4.7°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.

In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 2.6°C against 2.8°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the north Kashmir area.

Jammu recorded a low of 15.6°C against 14.7°C on the previous night. It was 1.6°C above normal for J-K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 4.8°C (above normal by 0.6°C), Batote 8.9°C (above normal by 2.2°C), Katra 14.6°C (2.9°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 6.2°C (3.2°C above normal).

Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil, he said, recorded a low of minus 5.5°C and minus 4.6°C respectively.
He said till March 16, “generally cloudy with dry weather” was expected.

“Afternoon thunderstorms at isolated places can’t be ruled out,” the official said, adding, “Generally cloudy with intermittent light rain with thunder at scattered places was expected during March 17-20.” (GNS)

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