By: Musaib Iqbal MK
In this month of November winter has started becoming visible especially during the morning and evening hours. The cold conditions prevail during the night and the MeT office has recorded sub zero temperatures at many places during the night of Wednesday.
According to the MeT office, during the previous night temperatures recorded at Pahalgam and Gulmarg recording were minus 3.0°C and minus 0.6°C respectively.
Even in the Srinagar city cold conditions have been prevailing and the MeT office officials have told media that during the previous night the temperatures recorded were 1.6°C, same as on previous night which is below minus 0.2°C normal for this time of the year in the summer capital.
According to GNS while reporting about the cold conditions it said in its news report on Wednesday as follows.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.2°C against previous night’s 0.8°C, the official said. It was minus 1.9°C below normal for the place, the official said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 3.3°C on the previous night and normal of minus 1.1°C, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 2.1°C against 1.5°C on the previous night and it was minus 0.6°C below normal there, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 0.1°C against 1.1°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 0.6°against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Leh recorded a low of minus 6.5°C against last night’s minus 6.6°C while mercury settled at 3.0°C in Kargil, the official said.
The MeT office has said that there was no forecast for any major snowfall for now and the weather shall remain dry.
With GNS inputs