Srinagar freezes in season’s coldest night

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Cold weather conditions show no signs of relenting as mercury plunged across Kashmir Valley with Srinagar, the summer capital of J-K, recording its coldest night of the season so far on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that mercury settled at minus 1.2°C against minus 0.0°C on the previous night in Srinagar. While the minimum temperature was below minus 2.4°C than the normal for this time of the year in the city, it was lowest so far this season, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.8°C against minus 1.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 3.1°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.7°C against minus 4.0°C on previous night and normal of minus 1.2°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.2°C against 0.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.3°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.2°C against minus 1.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 8.6°C against last night’s minus 7.6°C while mercury settled at minus 3.4°C against minus 2.6°C last night in Kargil, the official said.

The MeT office has said that the weather shall remain dry in plains for at least 20 November in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

“A feeble Western Disturbance is likely to affect the region during November 21-23rd which may cause light to moderate snow over higher reaches especially northern parts of Kashmir.” (GNS)

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