Jammu & Kashmir

Intense cold continues in Kashmir, dry weather forecast till Feb 17

Dal Lake. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: While weatherman forecast dry weather till February 17 and snow and rain thereafter, cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as minimum temperatures stayed below freezing, officials said.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night and it was below normal by 1.6°C for the summer capital of JK for this time of the year.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 3.2°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, he said.

The minimum temperature was 1.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the MeT official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 10.8°C against minus 11.0°C on the previous night and it was 4.6°C below normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 4.3°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night and the temperature was below normal by 2.3°C for the place, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 3.3°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg, the official said, recorded a low of minus 10.0°C against minus 10.5°C on the previous night and the temperature was below normal by 3.3°C for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.

Jammu, he said, recorded a minimum of 5.0°C and it was below normal by 4.5°C for the winter capital of JK.

Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.3°C, Batote minus 0.4°C and Bhaderwah minus 2.0°C, he said.

Regarding the forecast, the MeT official said that weather is expected to be dry till February 17.

“Overall, dry weather is expected till February 17 with occasionally cloudy towards evening during February 14.”

Regarding the outlook during February 18-20, he said, there is possibility of light snow and rain. (GNS)

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