Srinagar, Oct 21: As higher reaches received snowfall and rains lashed plains, mercury recorded a considerable drop in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Weather department here has forecast “isolated very light rain/snow over Jammu and Kashmir” during next 24 hours and “mainly dry weather” thereafter.
A meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.5°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.4°C below normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 3.8°C against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.6°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 2.0°C against 3.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.5°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 2.8°C against 5.3°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.0°C the same as on the previous night and it was 0.9°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 5.5°C against 4.1°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.0°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 17.0°C against 18.7°C on the previous night. It was 0.3°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.6°C (below normal by 1.9°C), Batote 5.8°C (3.0°C below normal), Katra 13.2°C (below normal by 1.0°C) and Bhadarwah 6.1°C (normal).
In last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Srinagar recorded 7.5mm of rainfall, Qazigund 31.0mm, Pahalgam 14.8mm, Kupwara 0.0mm, Kokernag 22.0mm, Gulmarg 5.4mm, Banihal 34.4mm, Batote 25.8mm, Katra 22.0mm and Bhaderwah 33.3mm.