Srinagar: Temperature increases in Kashmir Valley amid forecast for wet spell next week, weatherman said on Friday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.8°C against 4.2°C on the previous night. The minimum temperature was 1.1°C above normal for this time of the year in the capital.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.7°C against 3.8°C on the previous night while mercury settled at 0.7°C against 1.1°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag recorded a low of 6.0°C against previous night’s 2.6°C. The minimum temperature settled at 6.6°C in Kupwara against 2.6°C on the previous night.
Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of 0.0°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night. The temperature at the world famous skiing resort which received nearly 3ft fresh snowfall last week was minus 2.3°C normal for this time of the year, the official said.
“There is no forecast of any major rainfall activity till March 20. As of today, it looks like 70% chances of light to moderate rain/snow during March 21 and 23 with peak on 22 in J&K and at Sonmarg-Drass axis,” Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said. (GNS)