By: Musaib Iqbal MK
After the recent snow and rains, in many parts of Kashmir valley MeT officials have recorded sub zero temperatures during the night. There have been freezing conditions in the health resort of Pahalgam and Gulmarg recording minus 2.3°C and minus 2.0°C respectively on Monday.
There have been cold conditions prevailing across Kashmir valley in the past few days and the winter has started showing its impact on daily life even in the plains.
In Srinagar city though the day temperatures are not so low, but during the evening hours and in the early morning hours there is a lot of chill which forces the people to remain indoors.
A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 2.2°C against 5.5°C on the previous night. The temperature is however above 0.4°C normal for this time of the year in the summer capital, he said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.2°C against previous night’s 6.2°C, the official said. It was minus 0.7 below normal for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.3°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.5°C against 5.2°C on the previous night and it was minus 1.2°C below normal there, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 1.5°C against 3.1°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.0°against minus 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Leh recorded a low of minus 6.8°C against last night’s minus 7.1°C while mercury settled at 3.6°C, the official said. The meteorological department has said that there was no forecast for any major snowfall for now.
With GNS inputs