Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Srinagar freezes at minus 3.6


Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh division on Saturday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.

A man rows his boat on a foggy morning in Srinagar on December 7,2019. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 3.6 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 5.9 degrees while Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded minus 5.6.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 8.5 degrees Celsius, Katra town 8.7, Batote minus 3.5, Bannihal 4.2 and Bhaderwah 1.4 as the minimum temperatures.

The MeT official said the weather was likely to remain dry till December 10, indicating the lack of respite from the growing cold. There is a possibility of downpour on December 11 and 12 as a stormy weather system is approaching the region.


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