Met Department has predicted a further dip in the mercury from tomorrow, though the weather is likely to remain dry. A Met spokesperson said that the region can experience isolated rain or thundershowers from tomorrow till Saturday and scattered rain could be observed on Sunday.
He said that scattered to fairly wide spread rain or thundershower is also likely in Jammu division, where the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 40 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius respectively during the next 24 hours. The intensity of heat was less due to the cold winds in the valley, where the maximum and the minimum temperature has been recorded below normal.
World famous ski resort of Gulmarg and health resort of Pahalgam recorded seven degrees minimum temperature, two and one degree below normal respectively. At Qazigund, the minimum temperature was 12.2 degrees, Kokernag 12 degrees and Kupwara 11.5 degrees which was below normal. The summer capital, Srinagar, witnessed further drop of about half-a-degree below normal temperature though weather remained dry.