Srinagar- The meteorological department on Saturday predicted a fresh spell of rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir from April 20, even as the night temperatures recorded an increase in the valley.
A MeT official here said that Srinagar recorded a low of 8.9°C against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 1.0°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 6.8°C against 4.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 0.3°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 8.0°C against 5.3°C on the previous night. It was 1.5°C less than normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.6°C against 1.2°C last night. The temperature was 0.8°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.4°C against 1.8°C on the previous night, the official said. While 2.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 1.1°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 6.6°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 0.3°C, the official said.
Jammu recorded a low of 20.8°C against 19.2°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 0.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital which received traces of rain during the time, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 8.4°C, Batote 11.3°C while Bhaderwah had a low of 8.0°C, the official said. While dry weather is in store for now, the weatherman has already forecast the possibility of light to moderate rains on April 19-20.
“A spell of rain/thunderstorm is likely during April 20-22nd which will cause rain at most places of Kashmir and at scattered places of Jammu (mainly during 20-21).” (GNS)
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