Gulmarg Freezes At Minus 11.5, Kokernag At Minus 9.1

SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.

A snow-covered Gund area of Kangan in district Ganderbal on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The Metrological department Kashmir has forecast mainly dry weather conditions till January 31.

The ongoing 40-day ‘Chillai Kalan’ will end on January 31 after which remarkable improvement in overall weather conditions is expected.

Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 11.5 degrees.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 2.4 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 2.8 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 7.1 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 9.1 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 5.9 degrees Celsius, Katra 5.7, Batote 0.4, Banihal recorded minus 1.2 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 2.2 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.


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