Srinagar, June 8: The meteorological department on Thursday forecasted mainly dry weather with lesser possibility of evening showers or thunderstorms in Jammu and Kashmir till June 12.
“Mainly dry weather is expected but a brief spell of shower/thunderstorm mainly towards evening can’t be ruled out, although chances are less (10-20%),” said a meteorological department official. He said there would be gradual increase in temperature and warmer days are expected ahead.
Regarding temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 11.2°C against 12.4°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 2.2°C for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 10.2°C against 11.2°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 1.8°C for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 5.0°C against 6.0°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 10.4°C against 11.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C below normal for the north Kashmir area.
Kokernag recorded a low of 9.9°C against 8.4°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C below normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 5.6°C against 6.0°C on previous night and it was below normal by 2.4°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 21.7°C against 23.0°C on the previous night and it was 4.0°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.Banihal recorded a low of 11.5°C, Batote 13.0°C, Katra 19.6°C and Bhaderwah 8.8°C.