Jammu & Kashmir

Cold wave in Kashmir; Gulmarg records minus 3.3°C

Gulmarg Baramulla Kashmir. [FPK Photo / Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: Amid forecast for mainly dry weather, night temperature recorded further drop on Monday and settled below freezing point in Kashmir Valley barring Srinagar and Kokernag.

Night temperature falls in Jammu and Kashmir; Gulmarg remains coldest at minus 3.3°C

A meteorological temperature department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 0.7°C against 1.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.6°C above normal for this time of the year in Srinagar.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 0.4°C against 1.2°C on the previous night, he said. The minimum temperature was 0.6°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.4°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night and it was 0.1°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.8°C against 2.6°C on the previous night and the temperature was above normal for the place by 1.4°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.5°C against 1.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.1°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg, the official said, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 3.3°C on the previous night and the latest temperature was 0.3°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.

Jammu recorded a minimum of 11.0°C against 10.2°C on previous night, and it was above normal by 1.2°C for the winter capital of J&K, he said.

Till December 7, he said, the weather is expected to be partly cloudy. From December 8-10, he said, partly to generally cloudy weather is expected.


(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by FPK staff and is published from a syndicated feed from GNS)

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