Weather remains dry, sun played hide and seek in Srinagar  

Srinagar: Weather remained dry with sun playing hide and seek in Srinagar and its adjoining areas during the day on Wednesday, officials said.

The Meteorological Department has predicted mainly dry weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

Bright sun appeared in the morning in Srinagar with mostly clear sky but played hide and seek during the day.

Tourists staying in the houseboats and hotels at fashionable Boulevard road on the bank of Dal Lake were seen basking under the sun enjoying the fresh atmosphere.Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the maximum temperature at 15.7 degree Celsius on Wednesday which was 5.4 degree Celsius above normal. The minimum temperature was also 2.8 degree Celsius above normal against 0.9 degree Celsius during this period of the season, MeT office said.Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu National highway recorded a maximum of 12.8 degree Celsius, Kokernag 9.8 degree Celsius.

Tourist hot spot of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a high of 10.1 degree Celsius on Wednesday which was 3.2 degree Celsius above normal. The minimum temperature was also 0.3 degree Celsius above normal during this period of the season.

Gulmarg recorded a high of 2.5 degree Celsius which was 1.4 degree Celsius normal while the minimum temperature was also 2.7 degree Celsius above normal during this period of the season.

Kupwara recorded a high of 15.5 degree Celsius. It was 6.2 degree Celsius above normal while the minimum temperature recorded at 0.6 degree Celsius which was 0.9 degree Celsius above normal during this period of the season for the frontier Kashmir district, MeT office said.
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