Night temperatures increase in Jammu and Kashmir amid dry weather

On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir saw an increase in minimum temperatures at most places. According to a meteorological department official, the weather is expected to remain mainly dry until April 16, with a possibility of light rain and a generally cloudy sky likely for three days thereafter.

As for the temperature, the official reported that Srinagar’s low was 7.1°C, which is 0.5°C below normal for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 4.8°C, which is 1.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Pahalgam recorded a low of 3.0°C, 0.2°C above normal for the tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Kokernag recorded a low of 7.7°C, 1.6°C above normal for the place, and Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.5°C, which is 2.0°C above normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 5.2°C, 1.1°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.

Jammu recorded a low of 17.4°C, 1.8°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital.

Banihal recorded a low of 7.0°C (below normal by 1.2°C), Batote 11.5°C (above normal by 1.0°C), Katra 16.0°C (0.5°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 7.4°C (0.4°C below normal).

In Ladakh, Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 2.0°C and 2.5°C respectively, according to the official.