SRINAGAR — While weather is expected to remain ‘dry’ till May 3, the minimum temperatures have started to increase gradually in Kashmir Valley.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.6°C against 4.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C below normal for this time of the season in the capital.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.6°C against previous night’s 3.4 and below normal by 2.2°C.
Mercury settled at 2.1°C against minus 0.1°C on the previous night in Pahalgam. The temperature in the famous tourist resort was below 2.3°C during this time of the season in the area.
Kokernag recorded a low of 1.5°C against previous night’s 4.1°C.
Kupwara recorded a low of 4.2°C against 2.7°C on the previous night which is below normal by 3.6°C for this time of the season in the district.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir recorded a low of 4.5°C against 1.6°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.3°C above normal in the resort.
The MeT office has predicted ‘dry and warmer’ weather till May 3 in both J&K and Ladakh. (GNS)