SRINAGAR — After fresh rainfall, the minimum temperatures dropped across the Kashmir Valley even as meteorological department has forecast “mainly dry weather” till April 5 in J&K.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar received 3.2mm of rain in last 24 hours while mercury settled at 8.6°C against previous night’s 11.2°C in the summer capital. The temperature was above by 2.5°C in Srinagar for this time of the year.
Qazigund received 2.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 6.0°C against 7.4°C on the previous night.
Pahalgam received 6.2mm of rain while mercury settled at 2.3°C against 7.0°C on the earlier night at the famous resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag received 3.6mm of rain and recorded a low of 4.3°C against previous night’s 10.7°C.
The minimum temperature settled at 6.0°C in Kupwara against 8.7°C on the previous night while it received 5.7mm of rain during the time.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.5°C against 1.5°C on the previous night and received 13.6mm of rain. The temperature was 1.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the year.
The meteorological department has forecast “isolated light rain/thundershowers in Kashmir and Pirpanjal range of Jammu Division” in the next 24 hours.
“There will be mainly dry weather on the plains of Jammu division,” the official said.
For next two days, the weather office has predicted “mainly dry weather.” As per the weekly forecast, there is possibility of isolated showers on April 2 and 4 besides widespread rains with possibility of 76-100% on April 5.
“There would be mainly dry weather till April 5,” the MeT official added. (GNS)