SRINAGAR: Night temperatures rose across Jammu and Kashmir, except in Kupwara and Bhaderwah, but remained below normal on Tuesday, officials said.

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The Meteorological (MeT) official indicated that up to April 25, the forecast anticipates predominantly dry weather, although there is a chance of isolated afternoon thundershower or hailstorm activity.

Between April 26-28, there is a likelihood of generally cloudy conditions with light to moderate rainfall and light snowfall in higher altitudes, accompanied by thunder in most areas.

Towards the end of April, specifically from April 29-30, generally cloudy weather with light rain and thunder is predicted across many locations.

He f urther said that the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.2°C, up from 6.7°C the previous night, but it remained 0.7°C below the seasonal average for the summer capital of JK at this time of year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 5.4°C, compared to 4.8°C the previous night, indicating a deviation of 2.1°C below the seasonal norm for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam observed a low of 2.4°C, up from 1.9°C the previous night, still 1.6°C below the usual temperature for the renowned resort in south Kashmir.

In Kokernag, also located in south Kashmir, the minimum temperature was 5.5°C, slightly higher than the previous night’s 5.4°C, but still 2.1°C below the seasonal average, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 6.2°C, down from 6.5°C the previous night, remaining 1.4°C below normal, according to the official.

Gulmarg experienced a low of 1.0°C, compared to 0.2°C the previous night, indicating a deviation of 2.3°C below the seasonal average for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu recorded a minimum of 19.1°C, up from 18.8°C the previous night, but still 1.9°C below normal for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal registered a low of 9.0°C, Batote 11.1°C, and Bhaderwah 7.4°C, he said. (GNS)

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