SUBZERO SRINAGAR | At -3.4°C Srinagar records season’s coldest night

The MeT officials said that in north Kashmir’s Kupwara town, mercury settled at minus 2.8 degrees Celsius against 1.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, 1.1 degrees Celsius below normal.
The MeT officials said that in north Kashmir’s Kupwara town, mercury settled at minus 2.8 degrees Celsius against 1.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, 1.1 degrees Celsius below normal.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Due to the clear night sky, the mercury dropped notches below the freezing point in Kashmir and Ladakh on Wednesday while Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season.

“Freezing weather conditions continued unabated as minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital, plunged to minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, 1.2 degrees Celsius down by previous night and 2.4 degrees Celsius below normal,” the MeT officials said.

They said it equaled the temperature endured by people on December 5 and the lowest recorded so far this season in the city.

The MeT officials said that Gulmarg ski-resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded a low of minus 4 degrees Celsius against minus 5.5 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.2 degrees Celsius above normal.

They said that Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius against minus 2.2 degrees Celsius the previous night, 1.9 degrees Celsius below normal.

The MeT officials said that Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district recorded a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius against minus 3 degrees Celsius the previous night, 1.5 degrees Celsius above normal.

They said that Kokernag, another south Kashmir resort, recorded a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius against minus 0.4 degrees Celsius the previous night, 0.8 degrees Celsius above normal.

The MeT officials said that in north Kashmir’s Kupwara town, mercury settled at minus 2.8 degrees Celsius against 1.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, 1.1 degrees Celsius below normal.

They said that the winter capital Jammu recorded a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius against 8 degrees Celsius the previous night, 2.8 degrees Celsius below normal. The MeT officials said that in the cold desert Ladakh, Leh recorded minus 11.5 degrees Celsius and Kargil minus 11.3 degrees Celsius.

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