Barring Srinagar and Gulmarg, slight dip in night temperature in Kashmir

Night temperature fell slightly across Kashmir valley except for Srinagar and Gulmarg, officials said on Thursday.

Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of 7.2°C against 6.3°C on previous night, an official of the local MeT office saying.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.4°C against previous night’s 6.8°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.6°C against 2.7°C on previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 6.7°C against 7.2°C on previous night while Kupwara town of the north Kashmir recorded a low 4.5°C against 5.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 3.0°C against previous night’s 1.5°C, he added.

The weatherman has forecast heavy spell of rains and snow from October 23-25 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“A fresh spell of widespread moderate rain/snow is most likely during 23rd October forenoon to 25th. Heavy rain/snow is very likely at many places of J&K mainly on October 23rd,” the official said.

He said that the inclement weather conditions may damage orchards and cause temporary disruption of air and major highways on hilly areas due to accumulation of snow and low temperature. The weather office has also issued an advisory.