Night temperature improves in Kashmir, weather remains dry


    Srinagar:  Western Disturbance (WD) has again eluded Kashmir valley though the night temperature improved due to overcast conditions and settled above normal at some places in Kashmir valley.

    The border town of Kargil was the coldest place in the region at minus 15 degree, followed by Leh, where mercury dipped and settled at minus 14 degree.

    A Met department spokesperson told UNI that light rain and snow would occur at many places in the state during the next 24 hours. On Tuesday, he said rain or snow would occur at some to isolated places in the state.

    Even though the night temperature at the border town of Kargil improved a degree from Sunday, it was still the coldest place in the region. But, the neigbhouring town of Leh witnessed a dip of about 2 degree from Sunday in the night temperature, which settled at minus 14 degree.

    He said skies will be generally cloudy during the next 24 hours in Leh, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 2 degree and minus 11 degree, respectively.

    People in the summer capital, Srinagar witnessed major improvement in the night temperature, which surged and settled at minus 1.6 degree, against minus 4.8 degree recorded on Sunday. But, the night temperature was still slightly below normal. The maximum temperature in Srinagar recorded on Sunday was about 5 degree above normal due to sunshine.

    The mercury at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, improved 3 degree from Sunday and settled at minus 5.6 degree, 2 degree above normal.

    World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also witnessed an improvement in the night temperature, which settled about 4 degree above normal. Against minus 5.6 degree recorded on Sunday, the night temperature at the health resort was minus 2.3 degree.

    The night temperature at Qazigund, gateway to the valley and Kupwara in north Kashmir improved and settled at minus 3.8 degree and minus 3.4 degree, respectively.