Kashmir in grip of biting cold
Srinagar: Dec 7: Kashmir valley Friday reeled under biting cold with metrological department forecasting snowfall in upper reaches and rains in plains.
The sky remained cloudy for the whole day and temperature dropped drastically. Morning fog reeled the whole region of Kashmir and temperatures also remained few degrees below normal in most parts of the valley.
“Kashmir valley remained gripped in cold wave conditions for the whole day today bringing down the day temperature,” said Sonam Lotus, head of the local Meteorological office. Lotus said the prevailing cold wave conditions will continue for few more days, with possibility of light snowfall in higher reaches and rains in plains. “The cold wave over most parts of Kashmir is likely to continue and temperatures will be on lower side. Higher reaches are likely to receive light snowfall and plains to receive moderate rainfall from tonight,” he said and added that foggy conditions during mornings and evenings will continue reducing visibility.
Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of minus 1.8 and maximum of 7.4 degree Celsius. The gateway town of Qazigund recorded minimum of minus 2.0 and maximum of 9.2 degree Celsius.
The ski resort of Gulmarg recorded minimum temperature of minus 3.8 degree Celsius. South Kashmir’s tourist resort of Pahalgam recorded minimum of minus 4.5 and maximum of 10.0 degree Celsius. The frontier district of Kupwara recorded minimum of minus 2.1 and maximum of 9.5 degree Celsius. Leh recorded minimum of 11.6 and maximum of2.0 degree Celsius.
“Less precipitation this winter has been the main cause of severe climatic conditions. Only few places in Kashmir received snowfall till now and plains have remained almost dry,” said Lotus.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 8 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST
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