By: Javaid Malik MK
With the weak western disturbance touching Jammu and Kashmir, day temperatures have dipped and the sun heat has been replaced by cloud cover.
As already predicted by the MeT department, rains are predicted from Tuesday up to April 14. With the cloudy conditions, Kashmir valley looks like a perfect picnic spot for the travelers who are coming in large numbers during the current spring season.
If showers would be witnessed in different places of Kashmir valley it would be very soothing for the tourists who have come to Kashmir valley to beat the heat.
Meanwhile GNS in its weather report on Tuesday has said as follows. “A feeble Western Disturbance is most likely to cause light to moderate rain/snow(over higher reaches) during 12th(Night) -14th at many places of J&K and this will bring down the day temperature by 4-5°C,” a meteorological department official said.
He said that Srinagar recorded a low of 11.2°C against 9.9°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.6°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Qazigund recorded a low of 8.6°C against 7.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 2.1°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he told GNS.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 11.4°C against 9.7°C the previous night. It was 5.3°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 6.9°C against 3.7°C last night. The temperature was 4.1°C above normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 7.5°C against 6.4°C on the previous night, the official said.
While 1.5°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 6.0°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 8.1°C against 6.3°C on the previous night. The temperature was normal by 1.8°C, the official told Global News Service.
Jammu recorded a low of 26.6°C against 22.9°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 7.4°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 12.2°C, Batote 16.1°C and Bhaderwah 13.2°C, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a minimum of 5.4°C against 4.3°C on the previous night, he said.
With GNS inputs