SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued across Kashmir on Friday as the minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point and meteorological department predicted fresh spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir from today.
An advisory issued by the local weather office said, as predicted earlier, another spell of Rain/snowfall is most likely during next 24-36hrs starting today.
“Higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Sonmarg Zojila Drass axis most likely to receive heavy snowfall especially on December 12,” it said.
“This will led to the disruption of major Highways at Zojila, Mugal road etc. Thereafter no major snowfall is expected for a week,” it added.
Gulmarg famous ski-resort in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the region where minimum temperature was minus 5.2 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 2.3 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 3.5 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 0.8 degrees.
Kokernag town recorded a low of 1.1 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 3.0 degrees Celsius last night.
Jammu city recorded 11.5 degrees Celsius, Katra town 10.6, Batote 4.8, Banihal 3.0 and Bhaderwah 2.3 as the minimum temperatures.