By: Javaid Malik MK
While the day temperatures are on rise in Kashmir valley, the fall in the night temperatures has added to the pleasure of the tourists who are coming in large numbers here after the receding of covid restrictions.
Already the government has said that more than 1 lac tourists have visited Kashmir valley in this current month and the trend is showing an increase.
The tourists have been enjoying the nights Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Kokernag on Saturday as the night temperatures have been recorded very low.
A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K recorded a low of 5.9°C against 6.6°C on the last. The temperature was 1.6°C above normal for Srinagar during this time of the year.
Qazigund recorded a low of 4.2°C against 4.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 0.5°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.1°C against 5.2°C the previous night. It was 2.8°C more than normal during this time of the season, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.2°C against minus 0.3°C last night. The temperature was 0.2°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 0.8°C against minus 0.5°C on the previous night, the official said. While minus 1.6°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 2.4°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 3.3°C against 4.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C more than normal, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 15.0°C against 17.8°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.3°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 10.0°C, Batote had a minimum of 11.3°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of 7.7°C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 0.8°C against 2.0°C previous night.
“Weather is most likely to remain mainly dry till March 30th. There is no forecast of any major rain/snow,” the official added.
With GNS inputs