Jammu & Kashmir

Severe cold conditions unabated, Srinagar records minus 2.4°C

A village along Peer ki Gali covered with a thin layer of snow. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Severe cold conditions continued in Jammu and Kashmir as night temperature settled at minus 2.4°C in Srinagar on Friday.

A meteorological department official said that it was the second coldest night in Srinagar against minus 2.6°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C below normal for this time of the year in Srinagar.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 2.4°C against minus 2.2°C on the previous night, he said. The minimum temperature was 1.6°C below normal and the season’s coldest so far for the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 4.8°C against minus 4.9°C on the previous night and it was 1.6°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.0°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night and the temperature was below normal by 1.3°C and coldest for the place, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.5°C against minus 3.1°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg, the official said, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 2.5°C on the previous night and the temperature was 0.7°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.

Jammu recorded a minimum of 8.6°C against 9.6°C on previous night, and it was below normal by 1.4°C for the winter capital of J&K, he said.

MeT has predicted further drop by 1-2°C is expected in the next two days before some relief from the freezing cold conditions.

Till December 10, he said, mainly dry weather is expected in JK. On December 11, he said, the weather is expected to be generally cloudy.

From December 12-15, he said, weather is likely to be generally cloudy with light rain/snow at isolated higher reaches.

“Fall in Minimum temperature by 1-2°C is expected during next 2 days over all the stations and thereafter slight improvement till December 15,” he said.


(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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