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Temperatures dropped for night as clear skies add to cold

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Clear skies and dry weather has added to the minus temperatures during night in various parts of Kashmir and Ladakh. As the weatherman has predicted dry weather till December 15, the sub zero temperatures are going to prevail during the night.

Although the mornings are full of chill and cold, the sunshine finally makes life pleasant on the streets of Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.

Bright sunshine during the day brings life back to normal during the day and after the sunset the sub zero temperatures and cold return forcing the people to move indoors.

The dry weather and clear skies really show their teeth when during the night there are sub zero temperatures and it aggravates the life for the children and old people especially in Kashmir.

Meanwhile GNS in its report on dry weather said, “Barring light snow over Zojila-Drass area during December 8 to 9, the weather is mainly going to be dry till December 15,” an official of the meteorological department here said.

“As of now, overall, warmer pleasant days and colder nights are expected till December 15 in both J&K and Ladakh,” he said.

The official told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded minimum of minus 0.4°C against previous night’s minus 1.4°C. The temperature was below normal by 0.6°C. The mercury fell as low as minus 2.5°C on December 1 which was lowest temperature recorded this season in Srinagar so far.

Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.6°C against minus 0.2°C on the previous night, he said. The temperature was minus 0.8°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir for this time of the year, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.8°C against 0.6°C on the previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.4°C against minus 1.2°C on the previous night which is below normal (minus 0.7°C) by 0.7°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.4°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg witnessed a minimum of minus 6.0°C against minus 7.0°C on the previous night in the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 7.9°C against last night’s minus 10.8°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 1.5°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 14.5°C, the official added.

With GNS inputs

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