SRINAGAR: Night temperatures fell across Jammu and Kashmir with the mercury settling at below sub-zero level in Gulmarg and Pahalgam on Friday.
Quoting a meteorological department official news agency GNS reported that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K recorded a low of 6.6°C against last night’s 8.6°C. The temperature was 1.6°C above normal for Srinagar during this time of the year.
Qazigund recorded a low of 4.6°C against 7.1°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 0.9°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.2°C against 7.1°C the previous night. It was 1.9°C more than normal during this time of the season, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.3°C against 3.3°C last night. The temperature was 0.7°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.5°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said. While minus 1.6°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 1.1°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 4.6°C against 6.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.4°C more than normal, the official said.
Jammu recorded a low of 17.8°C against 18.6°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said
Banihal recorded a low of 7.0°C, Batote had a minimum of 9.8°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 7.2°C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 0.4°C against 2.0°C previous night while automatic Kargil station recorded a low of minus 1.8°C.
“Weather is most likely to remain mainly dry till March 30th. There is no forecast of any major rain/snow,” the official added.