Jammu & Kashmir

Freezing weather conditions continue in Kashmir, Pahalgam freezes at minus 4.2°C

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

Srinagar: The freezing weather continued in Valley with the famous Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir, remaining the coldest on Sunday.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded minus 1.3°C against 1.5°C on the previous night which is the coldest night temperature witnessed so far this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.2°C against minus 1.8°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 3.0°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 4.2°C against minus 4.3°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, the same as the previous night, and a normal of 1.6°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 2.7°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.4°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 6.4°C against last night’s minus 7.8°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.

“The weather will remain cloudy with the possibility of light rain/snow during 24th and 25th November,” the official said

He, however, said that there was no forecast of any major snowfall till ending November.


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