SRINAGAR: The weather department Friday forecasted mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir until Sunday and scattered light rain or snow (upper reaches) and thunders on November 13 and 14.
Meanwhile, mercury recorded a drop in Jammu and Kashmir with the famous Pahalgam resort recording a low of minus 4.2°C on Friday.
A meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded a low of 3.°C against 4.7°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said.
Qazigund recorded a low of 2.2°C against 5.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.3°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said. In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 4.2°C against 2.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 2.4°C against 3.7°C on the previous night and it was 0.3°C below normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.2°C against 2.0°C on the previous night and it was 3.4°C below normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 0.6°C against 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.9°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 10.6°C against 14.2°C on the previous night. It was 3.6°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.6°C (0.6°C above normal), Batote 6.8°C (1.9°C below normal), Katra 10.4°C (below normal by 1.4°C) and Bhadarwah 1.7°C (below normal by 2.1°C).
In the Kargil area of Ladakh, he said, the mercury settled at minus 4.3°C, Leh saw a low of minus 7.8°C and Drass, the world’s second coldest place after Siberia recorded a minimum of minus 8.8°C.