Cold wave intensifies across Kashmir with dry weather
By: Tariq Shah VOV
With dry weather conditions prevailing, cold wave has intensified across Kashmir valley with Srinagar city recording the season’s coldest night.
According to the MeT officials these conditions will remain static especially during the morning and evening hours with fog also playing its part in the cold conditions.
The cold conditions have forced the elderly people and the children to remain within their homes during the morning and evening hours.
Though the sunlight during the day makes Srinagar city pleasant for the youth but after the sunset the cold wave engulfs all the areas forcing people to go home early.
A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 0.7°C against previous night’s 1.6°C. The temperature is below minus 0.5°C than the normal for this time of the year in the city and was lowest so far this season, the official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.0°C against previous night’s 0.6°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 3.4°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night and normal of minus 1.2°C, he said.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.8°C against 1.7°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 0.9°C against minus 0.2°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 0.6°against minus 0.5°C on the previous night, the official said.
Leh recorded a low of minus 7.0°C against last night’s minus 6.7°C while mercury settled at minus 1.9°C against 0.6°C last night in Kargil, the official said.
The MeT office has said that the weather shall remain dry for at least November 19.