By: Musaib Iqbal MK
In this month of November winter has started showing its teeth as the night temperatures are remaining below normal in various parts of Kashmir valley especially in the health resorts.
MeT officials have said that they recorded in Pahalgam and Gulmarg minus 3.3°C and minus 1.0°C respectively on Tuesday.
Similarly during the dusk and dawn times even in Srinagar city there is lot of cold prevailing on the streets forcing the children and elderly people to remain indoors.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 1.6°C against 2.2°C on the previous night. The temperature is below minus 0.2°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 0.8°C against previous night’s 1.2°C, the official said. It was minus 1.1°C below normal for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.3°C against minus 2.3°C on the previous night and normal of minus 1.1°C, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.5°C against 1.5°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 1.1°C against 1.5°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Leh recorded a low of minus 6.6°C against last night’s minus 6.8°C while mercury settled at 3.0°C in Kargil, the official said.
The meteorological department has said that there was no forecast for any major snowfall for now and the weather shall remain dry.
With GNS inputs