SRINAGAR — As the wet weather makes way for clear skies, the minimum temperature remained below normal in Kashmir Valley with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 3.4°C on Saturday.
An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.6°C against 4.6°C on the previous night while it received 0.2mm of rain in the last 24 hours. The temperature was 3.5°C below normal in the capital for this time of the season.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.2°C against previous night’s 3.6°C amid 0.6mm of rain during the time.
Mercury settled at minus 1.6°C against 0.8°C on the previous night in Pahalgam while it received 3.6mm of rain during the time.
Kokernag recorded a low of 2.7°C against previous night’s 1.8°C while it had 3.2mm of rain during the time.
North Kashmir’s Kupwara district recorded a low of 4.5 against 3.7°C on the previous night which is below normal by 3.1°C for this season.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, received 3.2mm of rain in the last 24 hours while the resort recorded a low of minus 3.4°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
The MeT office has predicted “dry and warmer” weather till May 3 in both J&K and Ladakh.
“Weather is clear and dry in both J&K and Ladakh and is likely to continue till 3rd May,” Sonam Lotus, Director of local Meteorological Department said. (GNS)