MeT Predicts Another Wet Spell, Srinagar Freezes At Minus 4.6

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

Huge Icicles formed due to a leaking water supply pipe at Shopian area of south Kashmir on Tuesday February 2, 2021. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

An official from meteorological (MeT) department said, “Light snowfall and rain is likely to occur in J&K and Ladakh between February 2 and 3. Weather will remain mainly dry after February 4 with further improvement in minimum temperatures.”

Drinking water pipelines in the valley have frozen because of very low night temperatures causing complete disruption in the water supply.

Pahalagam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 9.3 degrees celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K recorded a low of minus 4.6 while the mercury in famous Skii resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius.

The minimum night temperature at Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 7.7 degrees Celsius, Katra town 8.6, Batote 3.5, Banihal 0.6 and Bhaderwah 0.5 as the minimum temperatures.


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