Kashmir Indepth

Mercury Plummets In Kashmir Valley, Srinagar Freezes In Season’s Coldest Night At Minus 1.2°C


Srinagar, Nov 16 ( KINS): Cold weather conditions show no signs of relenting as mercury plunged across Kashmir Valley with Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recording its coldest night of the season so far on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official said that mercury settled at minus 1.2°C against minus 0.0°C on the previous night in Srinagar. While the minimum temperature was below minus 2.4°C than the normal for this time of the year in the city, it was lowest so far this season, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.8°C against minus 1.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 3.1°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.7°C against minus 4.0°C on previous night and normal of minus 1.2°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.2°C against 0.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.3°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.2°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 8.6°C against last night’s minus 7.6°C while mercury settled at minus 3.4°C against minus 2.6°C last night in Kargil, the official said.

The MeT office has said that the weather shall remain dry in plains for at least November 20 in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

“A feeble Western Disturbance is likely to affect the region during November 21-23rd which may cause light to moderate snow over higher reaches especially northern parts of Kashmir.”( KINS

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