Srinagar, Nov 15: Kashmir Valley continued to reel under cold conditions with minimum temperature remaining below sub-zero level in most places on Monday.
A meteorological department official here said that mercury settled at 0.0°C against previous night’s minus 0.9°C which was the coldest this season. The today’s minimum temperature is below minus 1.2°C than the normal for this time of the year in the city and was lowest so far this season, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2°C, same as on previous night, the official said. It was minus 2.5°C below normal for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against minus 3.5°C on previous night and normal of minus 1.2°C, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.4°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.8°C on the previous night, the official said.
Leh recorded a low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 7.2°C while mercury settled at minus 2.6°C against minus 3.0°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.
“Mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir with isolated morning fog in the plains of Kashmir,” the official said about the forecast for next few days.
He however said that that “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.” (GNS)
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