Mercury Up In Kashmir As Sun Shines Bright

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Srinagar: While weather is expected to “mainly dry” till May 3, the minimum temperatures have started to increase gradually in Kashmir Valley, officials said on Sunday.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 7.6 degree Celsius against 4.8 degree Celsius on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7 degree Celsius below normal for this time of the season in the summer capital of J&K, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 5.6 degree Celsius against previous night’s 3.4 degree Celsius and below normal by 2.2 degree Celsius, the official said.

Mercury settled at 2.1 degree Celsius against minus 0.1 degree Celsius on the previous night in Pahalgam. The temperature in the famous tourist resort in South Kashmir was below 2.3 degree Celsius during this time of the season in the area, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.5 degree Celsius against previous night’s 4.1 degree Celsius, the official said.

Kupwara recorded a low of 4.2 degree Celsius against 2.7 degree Celsius on the previous night which is below normal by 3.6 degree Celsius for this time of the season in north Kashmir district, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.5 degree Celsius against 1.6 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.3 degree Celsius above normal in the resort, the official added.

The MeT office has predicted “dry and warmer” weather till 3rd May in both J&K and Ladakh. (GNS)

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