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Jammu KashmirNight temp rises in J&K, dry weather forecast till March 20

Night temp rises in J&K, dry weather forecast till March 20


Srinagar, Mar 17: Weatherman has forecast mainly dry over and till March 20 even as night temperature recorded a rise at most places on Sunday.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum of 2.0°C against 1.2°C on the previous night which was below normal by 2.7°C for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 12.1°C and it was below normal by 2.8°C for the winter capital of J&K.

Banihal recorded a low of 4.4°C, Batote 8.5°C and Bhaderwah 4.5°C, he said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of 1.6°C against 2.1°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 1.7°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 2.9°C against 1.9°C on the previous night and it was 0.6°C below normal, the official said.

Kupwara town recorded a low of 0.5°C against minus 0.2°C on the previous night and it was 2.6°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 0.1°C for the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

While largely dry weather has been forecast till March 20, the weatherman said that a fresh spell of rain and snow was expected in J&K thereafter till March 24.

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