By: Javeed Bhat MK
Pleasant weather continues to dominate Kashmir valley and the dry weather conditions have added to spring season arrivals as the bookings have increased also in the past few days for the coming months for Kashmir.
Dry weather conditions have also resulted in increase in the day and night temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir and with heat wave engulfing Delhi and other parts, domestic tourists have started arriving in a big way for Kashmir valley.
A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 8.4°C against 9.3°C on the previous night. However, he said, the temperature was 1.5°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 7.4°C against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 1.7°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 10.0°C against 8.7°C the previous night. It was 4.6°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 4.0°C against 3.4°C last night. The temperature was 1.8°C above normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 5.0°C against 4.5°C as on the previous night, the official said. While 0.5°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 4.5°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 5.8°C against 5.6°C the previous night. The temperature was 0.3°C above normal, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 20.0°C against 19.7°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 2.2°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 9.4°C, Batote 13.2°C and Bhaderwah 10.2°C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 3.0°C against 3.1°C on the 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