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J&K records below normal night temp amid ‘generally dry weather’ forecast

J&K records below normal night temp amid ‘generally dry weather’ forecast
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Srinagar, Apr 22: Jammu and Kashmir recorded below normal night temperature on Monday even as the meteorological department here predicted generally dry weather till April 25, officials said.

A MeT department official here said that Srinagar recorded a minimum of 6.7°C against 8.4°C on the previous night and it was 2.2°C below normal for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 4.8°C against 9.2°C on the previous night and it was 2.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 1.9°C against 2.9°C on the previous night and it was 2.1°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 5.4°C against 8.3°C on the previous night and it was 2.2°C below normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 6.5°C, same as on the previous night and it was 1.1°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 0.2°C against 0.0°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 3.1°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 18.8°C against 17.1°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 2.2°C for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal recorded a low of 8.2°C, Batote 4.1°C and Bhaderwah 7.6°C, he said.

Regarding the forecast, he said, from April 21-25, generally dry weather is expected but afternoon thundershower/hailstorm activity at isolated places can’t be ruled out.

From April 26-28, he said, there is possibility of generally cloudy weather with light to moderate rain and light snow (over higher reaches) with thunder at most places.

From April 29-30, generally cloudy weather with light rain with thunder at many places has been predicted. (GNS)


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