By: Javaid Malik MK
After the recent snow in the higher reaches and heavy rains in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir, mercury is rising slowly at it is showing its visible impact on the trees and greenery.
Flowers have started showing their presence in the gardens especially the almond flowers with the hue white and pink have already sprouted at the Badamwari on the foothills of Kohi-Maran overlooking Srinagar city.
Similarly the rising temperatures have resulted in tulips being in full bloom at Asia’s largest garden at the Zabarwan lap of hills showing that spring season has many colors to offer for the locals and tourists.
Meanwhile GNS in its report about the rising temperatures in Kashmir has said quoting officials that even at Gulmarg minimum temperature above sub-zero level.
A meteorological department official told that the mercury settled at 6.4°C against previous night’s 3.6°C in Srinagar. It is above by 0.3°C in the summer capital of the J-K for this time of the year, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.7°C against 4.0°C on the previous night, he said.
Mercury settled at 1.3°C against minus 0.7°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 5.4°C against previous night’s 2.6°C, the official said.
The minimum temperature settled at 4.0°C in Kupwara against 1.4°C on the previous night, the official told.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded minimum temperature of 0.5°C against minus 3.5°C on the previous night. It is minus 0.8°C above normal for the place during this time of the year, the official added
The meteorological department has forecast mainly dry from till 31 March.
“There is no forecast of any major rainfall activity till ending March,” the official added.
With inputs from GNS