Srinagar freezes at minus 5.4

No Respite From Cold Wave In Kashmir


Srinagar Jan 5: Kashmir valley continues to remain in the grip of intense cold, with the summer capital Srinagar recording coldest night of the season at minus 5.4 degree Celsius. The weatherman, meanwhile, predicted no improvement in the cold wave in coming days.
An official of the Meteorological Department said Srinagar recorded the season’s lowest temperature as the mercury levels in the summer capital plungedto minus 5.4 degree Celsius. “The fringes of the famous Dal Lake also remained frozen for the third consecutive day,” he said. “No respite is predicted for the Valleyites from the prevailing bone-chilling cold.”
“Due to clear skies, night temperatures are showing a considerable decrease from normal. The days are consequently likely to remain pleasant while as night temperatures are likely to decrease more in the coming days,” Director, MeT Department, Sonam Lotus said. “Since there is least chance of development of any weather system over the Valley in coming days, the harsh cold conditions will prevail for the coming week.”
Meanwhile, Leh remained coldest place in the Valley, recording minimum temperature of minus 16.8 degree and maximum of minus 3.2 degree Celsius. Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the Valley with a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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