Weather department has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir even as night temperatures recorded a slight improvement in the Valley but hovered below normal in some places on Saturday.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that while dry weather was expected to continue till October 17, light to moderate rain or snowfall (over higher reaches) was very likely during 18-20th in J&K with main activity on October 19th (60-70% chance).
Regarding minimum temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 6.6°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.6°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 5.0°C, the same as on the previous night. The temperature was 0.2°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 2.2°C against 2.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 6.5°C against 5.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 3.4°C against 2.0°C on the previous night and it was 0.1°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 4.0°C, the same as on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.2°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 17.7°C against 17.6°C previous night. It was below normal by 0.3°C for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 6.0°C, Batote 9.6°C, Katra 15.2°C and Bhadarwah 7.2°C.