Srinagar: Amid forecast for wet weather next week, the minimum temperature increased above sub-zero level across Kashmir Valley, officials said on Saturday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.6°C against minus 0.2°C on the previous night. It was 2.7°C above the normal for this time of the year, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of 1.0°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night.
The mercury settled at 1.2°C at Pahalgam against minus 4.5°C on the earlier night.
Kokernag recorded a low of 1.8°C against minus 0.9°C on the previous night, he said.
The minimum temperature settled at 1.2°C in Kupwara against minus 2.3°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of 0.0°C against minus 3.0°C on the earlier night, the official added.
The weatherman has forecast a wet spell in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh from February 22 evening to February 27.
“During this period, light to moderate rain/snowfall is expected mainly on February 22 23, 26 and 27, in Kashmir region.” (GNS)