Wet weather conditions prevail in Kashmir, making weather pleasant
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Cloudy weather conditions across Kashmir valley coupled with mild rains have made the weather pleasant again. During the previous night mild rains lashed many places in Kashmir valley bringing further dip in the night temperatures.
The night temperatures have come down to such an extent in Kashmir that many people have switched to woolens. The recent spells of rains along with mild rains on Monday, have not only made a dip in the day temperature, but the greenery has evolved further in the gardens and parks of Kashmir.
Already hotels and houseboats in Kashmir are packed with tourists and if the booking trend goes on, it would be a record breaking tourist season here.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar received traces of rain overnight till 0830 hours today even as it recorded a low of 12.2°C against 7.6°C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was 3.3°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.
Gulmarg had 1.2 mm of rainfall during the time and recorded a low of 4.4°C against 0.5°C on the previous night, the official said. While 3.3°C is normal for the world famous skiing resort during this time of the season, the official said that the temperature was 1.1°C above normal for the place in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir received 1.2mm of rain and recorded a low of 10.9°C against 5.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 3.3°C below normal for the district, the official told Global News Service.
Qazigund recorded a low of 9.6°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was above normal by 2.1°C for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 9.7°C against 5.6°C on the previous night. It was 2.1°C above normal during this time of the season for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 5.4°C against 1.0°C last night. The temperature was 5.4°C above normal for the place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 24.0°C against 20.1°C on the previous night, the official said. The temperature was 3.0°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal recorded a low of 10.4°C, Batote 14.2°C and Bhaderwah 11.7°C, the official said.
The weatherman said that gradual improvement in the weather was expected as the day progresses.
“Overall, there’s no forecast of any major rain till the end of April except a brief spell of light rain with thunderstorm during evening of 28th April over few places of Kashmir Division”.
With GNS inputs