Day temp drops amid snowfall forecast in Valley
Srinagar, Jan 28: As the harsh 40-day long Chila-e-Kalan heads towards its climax, Kashmir valley registered drop in day temperature with Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, witnessing a plunge by about five degree Friday.
A meteorological official said that the capital recorded maximum of 6.5 deg Celsius against 11.0 deg Celsius yesterday. The official, however, said that the temperature was still one deg above the normal for this time of the year.
There was also drop in the maximum temperature in other parts of the valley against the warm day yesterday.
Pahalgam, world famous hill resort in south Kashmir, witnessed maximum of 5.0 Deg Cel against 7.0 Deg Cel yesterday.
Qazigund, the gateway town to Valley, recorded day temperature of 5.5 Deg Cel against 9.7 Deg Cel on Thursday last while Kokernag recorded 4.7 against 7.5 Deg Cel yesterday
Kupwara, the frontier northern Kashmir district, recorded drop by six degrees as maximum temperature settled at 6.4 Deg Cel against 7.5 Deg Cel yesterday.
The official said that Gulmarg, the world famous ski resort in north Kashmir, was coldest place in the entire valley, recording low of minus 8.5 degrees Celsius.the day temperature was not available, the official added.
Similarly, Ladakh region continued to reel under intense cold with Kargil, recording a minimum of minus 10.8 deg Cel.
Leh, the most inhabited place in the cold desert, had a low of minus 18.6 deg Cel and was the coldest in entire Kashmir Valley.
Meanwhile, the weatherman has predicted snowfall in Kashmir Valley in next 24-hours. “Rain and snow would occur at a few places in J & K divisions in next 24-hours while there would be increase in precipitation in subsequent days.” PBI
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
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