SRINAGAR: Amid forecasts for mainly clear weather with a chance of a brief spell of rain and thunderstorms in the evening, night temperatures continued to remain below normal in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
A meteorological department official stated that rain was expected at many places from May 6-8, and from May 9-12, the weather was expected to be mainly dry. The weather conditions were also favourable for spraying and harvesting, and farmers can take advantage of this on May 9-12.
Regarding temperature, Srinagar recorded a low of 9.6°C, which was 0.1°C below normal for the summer capital, compared to the previous night when it was 10.3°C.
Qazigund recorded a low of 7.8°C, which was below normal by 0.7°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, compared to 7.2°C on the previous night.
Pahalgam recorded a low of 3.6°C, which was 1.3°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, compared to 2.0°C on the previous night.
Kokernag recorded a low of 7.0°C, which was 1.4°C below normal for the place, compared to 6.7°C on the previous night.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 2.2°C, which was 2.1°C below normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, compared to 3.8°C on the previous night.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 7.4°C, which was 1.0°C below normal for the north Kashmir area, compared to 9.6°C on the previous night.
Jammu recorded a low of 17.3°C, which was 5.3°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, compared to 17.6°C on the previous night.
Banihal recorded a low of 7.7°C, which was below normal by 2.4°C; Batote 9.7°C, which was 2.8°C below normal; Katra 15.1°C, which was 4.1°C below normal, and Bhaderwah 8.0°C, which was below normal by 1.2°C.
Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 0.2°C and 5.4°C, respectively, the official added. (GNS)