MeT predicts dry weather

Srinagar: Mainly dry weather has been forecast for now in Jammu and Kashmir even as night temperature recorded an increase at most places on Friday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a minimum of 7.4°C against 7.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.0°C above normal for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 6.4°C against 7.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of 4.7°C against 2.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 1.1°C against 6.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 5.4°C against 4.9°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C above normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of 0.0°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night and it was above normal by 0.8°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 16.2°C and it was above normal by 0.9°C for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal recorded a low of 7.2°C, Batote 11.4°C and Bhaderwah 8.8°C, he said.

With regard to the forecast, he said, weather is likely to be partly cloudy with “light rain/snow at isolated places”.

From April 6-10, he said, generally dry weather is expected.

From April 11-12, he said, generally cloudy weather is expected with light rain/snow at isolated places.

“From April 13-15, generally cloudy with intermittent light rain/snow at many places is expected.”( GNS)

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