Kashmir shivers at sub-zero temperature

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Most places in Kashmir Valley recorded sub-zero temperature while Srinagar, the summer capital of J-K, had season’s coldest night so far on Saturday.

A meteorological department official said that mercury settled at 0.1°C against previous night’s 0.7°C. The temperature is below minus 1.1°C than the normal for this time of the year in the city and was lowest so far this season, the official said.

Also, fog engulfed many parts including the city as a consequence of which vehicles moved with head-lights on during the morning.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of minus 1.0°C against previous night’s 0.6°C, the official said. It was minus 2.3°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night and normal of minus 1.2°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.4°C against 1.8°C on the previous night and it was minus 1.9°C below normal there, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.1°C against minus 0.9°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 0.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 7.1°C against last night’s minus 7.0°C while mercury settled at minus 3.2°C against minus 1.9°C last night in Kargil, the official said.

The MeT office has said that the weather shall remain dry for at least November 19 in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. (GNS)

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