Srinagar: People continued to enjoy summer-like weather for the second successive day today due to sunshine while the night temperature dipped though it still remained above normal at majority of the places in Kashmir valley.
However, chilly weather conditions continued in the border town of Kargil, which was the coldest place in the region at minus 6.1 degree, followed by world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where mercury settled at minus 2 degree.
A Met department spokesperson told UNI that weather will remain dry during the next 24 hours in the state. But, he predicted a fresh spell of wet weather from March 27.
The night temperature at Kargil dipped 1 degree from yesterday and settled at minus 6.1 degree. Meanwhile, even though the mercury at Leh dipped about 4 degree from yesterday it was still above freezing point. Against 4.3 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature at Leh was 0.6 degree.
He said sky will be partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Leh, where maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 11 degree and 2 degree.
The mercury at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, which is about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, also dipped 2 degree from yesterday due to open skies and settled at minus 2 degree, which is 1 notch below normal.
After witnessing a dip in the night temperature due to partly cloudy skies, people woke up to sunny morning in the summer capital, Srinagar. Against 7.3 degree recorded yesterday at Srinagar, the night temperature was 5.7 degree, still a degree above normal. Yesterday, the temperature during the day was 3 degree above normal due sunshine.
The spokesperson told UNI that sky will be partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 19 degree and 6 degree, respectively.
The night temperature at Qazigund, gateway to Kashmir valley, on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, also dipped and settled at 3.2 degree, against 3.4 degree recorded yesterday.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also witnessed a dip in the night temperature of 4 degree from yesterday and settled at 0.3 degree, which is slightly above normal.
However, another health resort of Kokernag and Kupwara in north Kashmir witnessed an improvement in the night temperature. Against 5.4 degree recorded yesterday at Kokernag, the night temperature was 6 degree, while the mercury surged and settled at 3.3 degree in Kupwara, against 3 degree recorded yesterday.
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