Cold conditions intensify in Kashmir

Pahalgam records minus 3 degrees C; Below normal temperatures to continue this week: MeT
Cold conditions intensify in Kashmir
A man sits near a fire amid chilly mornings in the Himalayan region. Haseeb IBN Hameed for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Cold conditions continued across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, even as many places recorded this season's coldest night.

Mercury in Pahalgam fell to a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius and remained the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir.

As the snow cover shrinked in Gulmarg, after over 5 inches snowfall on Friday, minimum temperature settled at a low of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, compared to Monday night's minus 1 degree Celsius.

On Friday, the ski-resort had recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3 degrees Celsius.

Minimum temperature in Qazigund dropped to a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius, which was the coldest night of this season so far.

At 0.1 degrees Celsius, Kupwara also witnessed this season's coldest night.

At 1.6 degrees Celsius, there wasn't any further drop in minimum temperature on Wednesday in Srinagar and remained along the same lines to night temperature on Tuesday.

Banihal was the coldest place in Jammu region and recorded a minimum temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius, which was 2.8 degrees below the normal.

Jammu city recorded 12.6 degrees Celsius, Katra 11.8 degrees Celsius, Batote 6.1 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 4.1 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures on Tuesday night, MeT data said.

Meanwhile, speaking with Greater Kashmir, Deputy Director, MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said dry and cold weather conditions were likely to continue for the next one week.

“Night temperatures in Srinagar would continue to be in the range of 1 to 2 degrees Celsius for next one week. However, we may witness a further fall in temperatures as the month progresses. The temperatures in helath resort of Pahalgam are also likely to witness decrease in days to come” Ahmad said.

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