Srinagar, Feb 18: Summer like situation prevailed during the day after surge in the mercury while night temperature recorded drop again in the Kashmir valley.
After major improvement in the minimum temperature at Leh when the night temperature was minus 2.1 degree yesterday, it was minus 10.7 degree, coldest in the region followed by border town of Kargil at minus 8 degree which was however, about five notches warmer than yesterday.
Weather will remain mainly dry in the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours, a Met department spokesman said on Sunday afternoon. However, a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to hit the region on February 20 which could remain active on February 21 also, he added.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, where two-day mela was organized by tourism department from yesterday, witnessed considerable drop in the minimum temperature. Against yesterdays minus 1.1 degree, 4.4 notches above normal, it was minus 7.3 degree, which was two notches below normal.
The summer capital, Srinagar, also recorded drop in the minimum temperature due to open sky during the night. Against yesterdays 4.5 degree, the minimum temperature in the city was 1.2 degree. The sun was out, presenting a summer like weather conditions in the city. The sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures could be around 12 degree and one degree respectively in the city during the next 24 hours.
The minimum temperature at Qazigund, gateway of Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, Kupwara and Kokernag was sub zero temperature.
Against yesterdays minimum temperature of minus 2.1 degree, it was minus 10.7 degree at Leh while at Kargil it was minus 8 degree against yesterdays minus 12.6 degree. The sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 5 degree and minus 11 degree at Leh during the next 24 hours.