Mercury Improves, Dry Weather To Continue In Kashmir Till December 6


A tourist couple enjoying in botanical garden during winter sunny day in Srinagar on Saturday.(Photo: Abid Bhat / KO)

SRINAGAR – After witnessing below normal temperature due to fresh snowfall recently, sun was out on Saturday providing much needed relief to people in the Kashmir valley, where dry weather will continue during the next six days.

A Met department spokesman said here this afternoon that weather will mainly remain dry over Kashmir and Ladakh regions during the next 24 hours. During the subsequent two days weather will remain mainly dry, he said.

He said because of open sky during the night, the minimum temperature at most places in the valley was below normal. Due to fresh snowfall on Thursday in the valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, the maximum temperature recorded drop on Friday.

He said the weather will remain dry till December 6 and mercury will witness improvement during the day while minimum temperature may drop.

People in Srinagar were out in the open enjoying the sunshine though cold winds also continued on Saturday after recording 9.1 degree maximum temperature on Friday, which was 3.1 degree below normal. The minimum temperature in Srinagar today was 2.7 degree, which was a notch below normal. People continue to wear warm and woollen cloths besides use electronic and other gadgets for heating purpose.

Spokesman said the sky would be mainly clear to partly cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be 12 degree and 0 degree respectively during the next 24 hours in Srinagar. The maximum temperature would be near normal while the minimum over 3 three notches below normal on Sunday.

He said the sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 24 and 10 degree respectively in winter capital of the Union Territory (UT) during the next 24 hours.

The UT of Ladakh will witness partly cloudy to generally cloudy sky and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 7 and minus 7 degree respectively during the next 24 hours.


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