Severe cold conditions continue across Kashmir
Srinagar: Cold conditions intensified further across Kashmir Valley with Srinagar recording a low of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius on Friday.
The minimum temperature in the summer capital was down from previous night by 1.8 degrees Celsius, officials said, adding today’s minimum temperature is the second lowest recorded in the capital city so far. Srinagar recorded the lowest temperature on December 15 when mercury plummeted to minus 3.9 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in the skiing resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district settled at minus 8.6 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius C against minus 3.0 degrees Celsius on the previous night, they said.
Pahalgam tourist resort in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.5 degrees Celsius against minus 3.0 degrees Celsius on previous night, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius against minus 4.5 degrees Celsius on the previous night, the official said.
The weatherman has forecast widespread “moderate to heavy” snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from December 23 to 25.