Srinagar, Dec 10: Chilly weather conditions continued as Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far with mercury plummeting to minus 2.6 degrees Celsius during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, same as recorded on the previous night. Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius against minus 4.9 degrees Celsius on previous night. Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius against minus 1.5 degrees Celsius on the previous night.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius against minus 2.4 degrees Celsius on the previous night, the official said.
Ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnessed a minimum of minus 6 degrees Celsius against minus 5.8 degrees Celsius on the previous night, the MeT official said. Leh recorded a low of minus 11 degrees Celsius against last night’s minus 10 degrees Celsius while Kargil recorded a minimum of 8.6 degrees Celsius. Drass in Kargil recorded a low of minus 16.9 degrees Celsius.
The MeT department has forecast mainly dry till December 14. “Light to moderate snow/rain in likely at scattered places of J&K on December 15,” the MeT official said. “There is no forecast for major snowfall till 20th December in both J&K and Ladakh.” The official said that there would be warmer days and colder nights in J&K and Ladakh till December 14.