Weather remains pleasant in Kashmir

March 26, 2017 STATE 1262 Views
Weather remains pleasant in Kashmir

Weather remained pleasant for the third day today due to sunshine while the night temperature also witnessed further improvement and settled above normal across Kashmir valley.
Meanwhile, with the onset Spring, Asia’s largest tulip garden, on the foothill of Zabarwan hills, which is the main attraction for thousands of visitors every year, will be thrown open for public from April 1.
Even though there was an improvement of about 2 degree from yesterday in the border town of Kargil, it was still the coldest place in the region at minus 4.2 degree, followed by Leh, where mercury dipped about 3 degree from yesterday and settled at minus 2.8 degree.
A Met department spokesperson told UNI that weather will remain dry during the next 24 hours in the state. But, he predicted a fresh spell of wet weather from March 28.
The mercury at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, which is about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, also witnessed an improvement of over 2 degree though it was still over 1 degree below normal. Against minus 2 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature at Gulmarg was 0.4 degree.
After witnessing an improvement in the night temperature due to partly cloudy skies, people woke up to sunny morning in the summer capital, Srinagar. Against 5.7 degree recorded yesterday at Srinagar, the night temperature was 6.5 degree, over a degree above normal. Yesterday, the temperature during the day was several degree above normal due sunshine.
The night temperature at Qazigund, gateway to Kashmir valley, on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, witnessed an improvement of 1 degree from yesterday and settled at 4.2 degree.
World famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, also witnessed a marginal improvement in the night temperature. Against 0.3 degree recorded yesterday in Pahalgam, the night temperature was 0.6 degree, which is slightly above normal.
The night temperature at another health resort of Kokernag also witnessed an improvement as mercury surged and settled at 6.5 degree, against 6 degree recorded yesterday. However, the mercury remained constant since yesterday in Kupwara in north Kashmir at 3.3 degree.

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