Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir

Srinagar records season’s coldest night so far No forecast of any major snowfall till Nov end: MeT
Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir
As the cold conditions intensified, most places recorded the coldest night of the season so far.Aman Farooq/ GK

Srinagar: For the sixth straight day, below normal temperatures continued across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. As the cold conditions intensified, most places recorded the coldest night of the season so far.

At 0.1 degrees Celsius, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded nearly freezing temperatures and was also this season's coldest night.

Kupwara in north Kashmir, shivered at minus 1.1 degrees Celsius, which was 1.6 degrees below the average and was this season's coldest night.

Gulmarg, also in north Kashmir, saw over two degrees drop and recorded a low temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius, compared to 0.6 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Pahalgam recorded the coldest night of the season so far at minus 3.5 degrees Celsius and remained the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir, registered a low temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius, compared to 1.8 degrees Celsius on the previous night.

Banihal continued to remain the coldest place in Jammu region and recorded a minimum temperature of 2.0 degrees Celsius, which was 2.1 degrees below the normal.

Jammu city recorded 12.2 degrees Celsius, Katra 11.2 degrees Celsius, Batote 6.0 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 2.9 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

Meanwhile, Meteorological Department Srinagar has predicted mostly dry weather till November 20 and thereafter wet weather over higher reaches.

"Weather most likely remain dry till the 20th November. A feeble Western Disturbance is likely to affect the region during 21-23rd Nov which may cause light to moderate snow over higher reaches especially northern parts of Kashmir," read Met statement.

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