Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Night Temp Records Slight Rise In Kashmir, Ladakh

Amid dry weather, minimum temperature in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh witnessed slight rise even though most places continued to record sub-zero level on Friday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 2.1°C on the previous night. The temperature was around 1.0°C above normal during this time of the year for the capital city, he said. On Sunday last, Srinagar saw minus 2.2°C which was the coldest night so far this season.

Qazigund recorded a low of 0.5°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 1.4°C against minus 3.8°C on the previous night and it was 2.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.

Kokernag recorded a low of 1.2°C against 0.2°C on the previous night and it was 1.7°C above normal for the place, he said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 0.8°C ahainst minus 1.0°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 2.3°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.

In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 0.4°C against minus 2.6°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 0.7°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.

Jammu recorded a low of 11.1°C against 9.3°C on the previous night. It was 0.8°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 6.6°C, Batote 4.5°C (0.4°C above normal), Katra 9.4°C (0.5°C above normal) and Bhadarwah 4.5°C (around 2°C above normal).

In Ladakh, Leh recorded minus 4.4°C, Kargil minus 10.6°C and mercury in Drass, the world’s second coldest place after Siberia, settled at minus 6.5°C, the official said. The MeT department has forecast mainly dry weather till December 10.

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