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Sunny day brings life on Jhelum waters in Srinagar

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By: Mudasir Khan VOV


With sunny days up till noon on Thursday in Srinagar and other parts, life was brimming on the Bund and around the river Jhelum especially in the Polo View area.

The sunlight till noon was being enjoyed not only by the students and youth who were strolling on the Bund on river Jhelum, but also by the common people who were really basking under the light.

Life has been very busy in Srinagar city on Thursday as the people were purchasing the woolens and other requirements for the winters especially after the weatherman predicted wet weather including rains and snow.

The clouds have started hovering over the skies in Srinagar city amid the reports that there has been snow and rains in the upper reaches of Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile GNS in its report on weather it said,intense cold conditions continued across J&K and Ladakh with world famous Gulmarg recording a low of minus 10.0°C on Thursday.

The mercury in the world famous resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was down by nearly two degrees Celsius from minus 8.6°C the previous night, a meteorological department official said.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, settled at minus 2.1°C and against previous night’s minus 3.9°C which was the lowest temperature recorded this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 4.2°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 6.9°C against minus 6.4°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.0°C against minus 3.9°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 4.5°C against minus 3.8°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a low of 5.9°C which is minus 3.3°C below normal, he said.

Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 15.0°C against last night’s minus 11.6°C while automatic Kargil station recorded minimum of minus 12.5°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 19.2°C, the official said.

The weather office has forecast mainly dry weather till December 22.

Regarding snowfall, the official said, “As of now, we will have a white Christmas in both J&K and Ladakh (chance of occurrence as of now 60%).”

With GNS inputs

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