Cloud cover brings some respite from cold in Kashmir
Srinagar: Cold conditions eased a bit in Kashmir Valley due to cloud cover on Thursday as most places recorded minimum temperature above normal for this time of the year.
Quoting a Meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that Srinagar recorded the minimum of 2.1°C, a day after recording minus 1.5°C which was the coldest night so far this season.
At 2.1°C, the minimum temperature in Srinagar was 1.5°C more than the normal for this time of the year in the city, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.4°C against minus 2.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 0.4°C below normal for the place.
Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 4.7°C on previous night and it remained the coldest place across J&K.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 0.7°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night and normal of 1.6°C, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 2.0°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Leh recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against last night’s minus 8.1°C while mercury settled at minus 0.5°C against minus 4.0°C last night in Kargil, the official said. However, Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 5.0°C.
Regarding next week, the official said that weather shall remain “mainly dry”.
For subsequent one week, he said: “The weather will remain cloudy with possibility of light rain/snow during 24th and 25th November.” He however said that there was no forecast of any major snowfall till November end.
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