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Cold wave enhances across Kashmir and Ladakh

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


In these days of December cold waves have enhanced in Kashmir and other parts of Ladakh while sub zero temperatures continue at both the places during night.

While there is a prediction of wet weather in Kashmir in the coming days, the cold waves have intensified and minus temperatures are being recorded during night due to the clear skies.

According to the MeT department Srinagar has recorded as low as minus 3.5 degrees Celsius during the previous night while as minus temperatures continued to prevail in other parts of Kashmir especially at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that the minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J-K, was 2.5 degrees Celsius below the normal for this time of the year. Today’s minimum temperature, he said, was below minus 0.5°C that of yesterday and was the second coldest night reported in the capital after December 11 when the mercury fell to minus 3.6°C, the lowest temperature recorded so far this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 5.3°C against minus 5.4°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 2.3°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 4.2°C against minus 3.8°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnessed a minimum of minus 5.0°C against minus 4.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu, the J-K’s winter capital, saw a low of 8.5°C which is 0.7 degrees Celsius below normal, they said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 10.9°C against last night’s minus 12.3°C while Kargil station had minimum of minus 6.0°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 16.2°C, the official added.

Weatherman has forecast mainly dry till December 14. “Light to moderate snow/rain in likely at scattered places of J-K on December 15,” the official said, adding, “There is no forecast for major snowfall till 20th December in both J-K and Ladakh.” He said that there would be warmer days and colder nights in J-K and Ladakh till December 14.

With GNS inputs

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