MeT Forecasts Mainly Cold, Dry Weather For Next 2 Weeks In Kashmir

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Srinagar Records Season’s Coldest Night, Pahalgam Remains Coldest In Valley

Srinagar: Weatherman on Monday said that there will be mainly dry weather by the end of this month even as there were meagre chances of light snowfall over extreme north Kashmir on January 25.

“Weather is most likely to remain cold and dry till the end of November in the whole J&K. However, there’s a 40-50% chance of very light snowfall over extreme North Kashmir on November 25,” an official of the MeT office said.

“Overall, there’s no forecast of any major weather for the next two weeks.” Meanwhile, freezing weather conditions continued unabated in Kashmir Valley as Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, experienced the coldest night of the season with temperature dropping as low as minus 1.6°C on Monday, the office said.

The official said that minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 1.7°C below normal for this time of the year and surpassed the previous low of minus 1.5 recorded a couple of days ago.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.0°C against minus 2.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 2.0°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.7°C against minus 4.2°C on previous night and it remained the coldest place across J&K.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.3°C against minus 1.3°C on the previous night and a normal of 0.6°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.9°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 0.8°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 8.0°C against last night’s minus 6.4°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 3.6°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.8°C, the official said.

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