Cold conditions grip Kashmir parts

"Weather most likely to remain generally cloudy on 2nd and 5th & 6th November. Light rain/snow is likely at scattered places during this period", said the MeT forecast.
Cold conditions grip Kashmir parts
Kangris [Traditional Kashmiri hot pots] have made their entry to markets as mercury takes a dip in the valley.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Cold conditions intensified in most parts of Kashmir on Sunday, with Pahalgam in south Kashmir being the coldest recorded station in the Valley at minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, Meteorological Department data said.

Pahalgam, a tourist destination, which also serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded the second lowest temperature of the season. Earlier on October 28, it recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius which was the lowest October temperature in a decade.

Drass in Ladakh, recorded the third lowest temperature of the season at minus 13.4 degrees Celsius.

Summer capital Srinagar recorded a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius, down from 2.9 degrees Celsius recorded on Friday night.

At the tourist resort of Gulmarg, the minimum temperature on Saturday night settled at 0.0 degrees Celsius, same as that of the earlier night.

The night temperature in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius, compared to previous night's 2.8 degrees Celsius.

The minimum in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, went down from 1.1 degrees Celsius yesterday to settle at 0.7 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag town in south Kashmir registered a low of 2.3 degrees Celsius.

Jammu city recorded 13.1 degrees Celsius, Katra 12.6 degrees Celsius, Batote 8.1 degrees Celsius, Banihal 8.0 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 4.3 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted a spell of light rain and snow on November 2, and November 5 and 6.

"Weather most likely to remain generally cloudy on 2nd and 5th & 6th November. Light rain/snow is likely at scattered places during this period", said the MeT forecast.

“As of now, it is informed that there is no forecast of any major rain/snow till November 10,” Director MeT, Sonam Lotus told Greater Kashmir. However, Lotus said “a feeble Western Disturbance is likely to affect J&K on November 2 and 6 due to which weather is most likely to remain cloudy with possibility of light rain, snow over higher reaches at scattered places of J&K”.

Lotus said there was no forecast "for any major inclement weather" as witnessed earlier this month.

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