Cold wave prevails in Kashmir, slight respite in Srinagar

Mercury settled at 0°C in Srinagar against previous night’s minus 0.9°C which was the coldest this season.
Cold wave prevails in Kashmir, slight respite in Srinagar
People throng the weekly Sunday market at Lal Chowk area of Srinagar to buy woolens and other items of daily use amid an intensifying cold wave in Kashmir on November 14, 2021.Aman Farooq for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 15: Kashmir valley continued to reel under cold conditions with minimum temperature remaining below sub-zero level in most places on Monday.

Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that mercury settled at 0°C in Srinagar against previous night’s minus 0.9°C which was the coldest this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2°C, same as on previous night, the official said. It was minus 2.5°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against minus 3.5°C on previous night and normal of minus 1.2°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.4°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.8°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 7.2°C while mercury settled at minus 2.6°C against minus 3.0°C last night in Kargil, the official said.

The MeT office has said that the weather shall remain dry in plains for at least November 20 in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

“A feeble Western Disturbance is likely to affect the region during November 21-23rd which may cause light to moderate snow over higher reaches especially northern parts of Kashmir.”

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