Jammu & Kashmir

Night temperature drops across Kashmir, Drass freezes at minus 12°C

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Students warm themselves around a fire on a cold morning in Srinagar. [FPK photo Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Freezing cold conditions continued in Kashmir as all places recorded minimum temperature below normal for this time of the year.

According to the Jammu and Kashmir’s meteorological department, Srinagar recorded minus 1.5°C against 1.4°C on the previous night and equals the coldest night temperature witnessed so far this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.8°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night, the department said in a statement. It was minus 2.6°C below normal for the place, it added.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.3°C against minus 3.9°C on the previous night and it remained the coldest place across JK.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.3°C against minus 0.8°C on the previous night and a normal of 1.6°C.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.7°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night.

Gulmarg recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, the statement said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 7.8°C against last night’s minus 6.6°C while Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.0°C.

The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir with morning fog at isolated places over plains of Valley.

 

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