Night temperature drops amid dry weather forecast in Kashmir
The weatherman has forecast dry weather for next few days.
Srinagar, Feb 11: Night temperatures dropped further in Kashmir as Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, remained the coldest place in Kashmir valley on Friday, officials said.
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Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.2°C against last night’s minus 0.1°C, he said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, witnessed a low of minus 3.3°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, he said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.4°C against minus 8.5°C last night, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 10.2°C against minus 10.4°C on the previous night, he said.
While the ‘Chillai Kalan’, the 40-day long harshest period of winter ended on January 30, Kashmir is under the grip of the 20-day long ‘Chillai Khurd’ which would be followed by 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha’.
Jammu recorded a low of 5.3°C against previous night’s 7.1°C, the official said. The temperature was 4.8°C below normal for the J&K’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 15.8°C against last night minus 15.0°C while mercury at automatic station in Kargil settled at minus 18.0°C. Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 25.2°C against last night’s minus 22.9°C, official said. The weatherman has forecast dry weather for next few days
The higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh witnessed light snowfall on Thursday as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast generally dry weather in the two union territories during the next 24 hours.
Srinagar recorded minus 0.1, Pahalgam minus 8.5 and Gulmarg minus 10.4 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Thursday.
In the Ladakh region, Drass town had minus 22.9, Leh minus 15.4 and Kargil minus 18.0 as the night’s lowest temperature.
Jammu city logged 7.1, Katra 6.4, Batote 0.2, Banihal minus 1.6 and Bhaderwah minus 1.0 as the minimum temperature.