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Mercury coming down during nights making life difficult in Kashmir

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Mercury continues to slide down in Kashmir valley in this month of November forcing people to look for the heating appliances including Kangris during the morning and evening hours.

Cold conditions are now persistent in Kashmir valley with sub zero temperatures being reported at many places especially in the health resorts of Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam.

November is witnessing even the cold days apart from cold nights which are witnessing minus temperatures forcing the people to protect themselves from such cold conditions.

According to GNS while reporting about the cold conditions in Kashmir valley it has said in its new report on Thursday as follows.

Cold wave conditions prevailed in Kashmir Valley with mercury hovering around below normal temperature at most places on Thursday.

A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 1.6°C, same as on previous night which is around normal for this time of the year in the summer capital.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.6°C against previous night’s 0.2°C, the official said. It was minus 1.3°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night and normal of minus 1.1°C, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.7°C against 2.1°C on the previous night and it was minus 1.0°C below normal there, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against 0.1°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 0.5°against minus 0.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Leh recorded a low of minus 6.7°C against last night’s minus 6.5°C while mercury settled at 0.6°C in Kargil, the official said.

The MeT office has said that there was no forecast for any major snowfall for now and that the weather shall remain dry.

With GNS inputs

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