SRINAGAR: Night temperature recorded a drop at most places in Kashmir Valley with Gulmarg recording minus 7.6°C on Friday.

A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a minimum of 1.8°C against 2.1°C on the previous night. It was below normal by 1.5°C for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year, the MeT official said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 0.4°C against 1.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.4°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.5°C against 0.1°C on the previous night and it was 1.4°C below normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 1.1°C against 2.5°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 7.6°C against minus 4.2°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 6.9°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 9.6°C and it was below normal by 9.4°C for the winter capital of J&K. Banihal recorded a low of 1.2°C, Batote 3.6°C and Bhaderwah 1.8°C, he said.

The weatherman has predicted mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till March 1. “No significant weather activity (is expected) till March 10,” he said, adding, “From March 12-14, light to moderate rain/snow is expected at most places.” (GNS)

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