By: Musaib Iqbal MK
According to the weather forecast, dry weather conditions will prevail in Kashmir valley and the pleasant weather conditions have added to the splendor of spring season.
Even in this Holy Month of Ramzan there is a huge tourist rush to the Mughal Gardens and other such picnic spots in Srinagar city. Locals are not coming to the gardens due to the Holy Month but tourism has picked up in a big way in Kashmir valley with most of the stakeholders visibly happy.
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has geared up all its properties belonging to the tourism department for the welcome of guests while as the private hoteliers along with houseboat owners are brimming with confidence that in the current year they will get record breaking footfall of the tourists.
A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 9.2°C against 10.2°C. The temperature was 2.8°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 6.6°C against 7.2°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 1.5°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 8.3°C against 7.3°C the previous night. It was 3.6°C more than normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.7°C against 3.6°C last night. The temperature was 1.0°C above normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.0°C, same as on the previous night, the official said. While minus 0.8°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 3.8°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 5.7°C against 10.2°C the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 20.2°C against 21.0°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 3.1°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 9.8°C, Batote 13.3°C and Bhaderwah 9.5°C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 1.5°C against 2.6°C previous night, he said.
The MeT official said that no significant weather was expected in Jammu and Kashmir and it would continue to be “mainly dry” for now.
With GNS inputs