Cold conditions intensify in Kashmir

MeT predicts light snowfall in higher reaches on Nov 24
Cold conditions intensify in Kashmir
A man sits next to a fire amid chilly mornings in the Himalayan region. Haseeb Ibn Hameed for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Even as freezing temperatures continued across Kashmir on Wednesday and Srinagar recorded its coldest night of the season, the Meteorological Department has forecast light snowfall over higher reaches on November 24.

"Weather most likely to remain dry till November 23. Light snow likely over extreme north of Kashmir during November 24 night. Overall, there's no forecast of any significant weather till ending November," said a MeT statement.

Meanwhile, the summer capital saw a low temperature of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to minus 1.2 degrees on the earlier night. It was 2.1 degrees below normal.

Pahalgam, in south Kashmir, remained the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir as it recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius.

Mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir, improved slightly and recorded a temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius as against minus 2.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius, compared to minus 1.2 degrees Celsius the earlier night.

Kokernag in south Kashmir, registered a low temperature of minus 1 degree Celsius, compared to 0.2 degrees Celsius on the previous night. Banihal was the coldest place in Jammu region and recorded a minimum temperature of 0.6 degrees Celsius, which was 2.4 degrees below the normal. Jammu city recorded 9.8 degrees Celsius, Batote 5.4 degrees Celsius, Katra 9.3 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 2.4 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures, MeT data said.

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