Minimum temperature drops further in Kashmir

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The minimum temperature recorded further dip at most places in Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh on Thursday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 1.8°C against 2.0°C on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of 0.6°C against previous night’s 1.6°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 2.0°C on previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of 1.7°C against 1.2°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in the north Kashmir recorded a low of 0.7°C against 1.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.5°C against minus 1.6°C on previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 3.2°C while mercury settled at 3.4°C against previous low of 3.2°C, the official said.

The temperatures have fallen considerably after record rainfall and snowfall in some plains and upper reaches during 23-24 October.

The meteorological department has said that there was no forecast for any major snowfall till 10 November.

“Widespread intermittent light to moderate rain/ snow (over higher reaches) is most likely during 4th Night and 5th. It may lead to temporary disruption of surface transportation on Zojila, Mugal road, Banihal-Ramban axis, Sinthan Top etc. due to snowfall and Low temperature,” he said, adding, “there is no forecast for any major Snowfall till 10 November.” (GNS)

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