Cold Conditions Continue In Kashmir

A man burns fallen Chinar tree leaves to make charcoal, which is used by people for heating in harsh winters. KO Photo, Abid Bhat

Srinagar: Cold conditions continued in Kashmir on Sunday as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point across the Valley, officials said.

The meteorological department has forecast mostly dry weather for the week.

The valley witnessed sub-zero minimum temperature on Saturday night and the mercury was two to three degrees below normal for this part of the season at most places, the MeT officials said.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, slightly up from minus 1.5 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

The officials said Pahalgam at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius was the coldest recorded place in Kashmir .

Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir's Baramulla district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund recorded minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag registered a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius.

The MeT Office predicted the weather will most likely remain dry over the week ahead.

However, there is possibility of light snow over extreme north Kashmir parts on November 24, it said.

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