Ladakh under deep freeze
Srinagar- Night temperature dropped below zero in all places except Srinagar and Kokernag in Kashmir Valley, a meteorological department official said on Tuesday.
While Ladakh remained under deep freeze, all places except Banihal in Jammu division witnessed below normal temperature, the official said.
He said Srinagar recorded a low of 0.2°C against 3.7°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.1°C above normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said, as per news agency GNS.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 1.2°C against 3.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 4.2°C against minus 3.5°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said.
Kokernag recorded a low of 0.6°C against 3.4°C on the previous night and it was normal for the place, he said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.4°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 1.8°C against minus 0.3°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.3°C below normal for the north Kashmir place, he said.
Jammu recorded a low of 9.1°C against 8.9°C on the previous night. It was 2.4°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.°C (2.4°C above normal), Batote 4.0°C (0.8°C below normal), Katra 9.0°C (0.7°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 2.0°C (0.1°C below normal).
In Ladakh, Kargil recorded a low of minus 7.6°C, Leh minus 9.8°C and mercury in Drass, the world’s second coldest place after Siberia, settled at minus 13.3°C, the official said.
The MeT department has forecast mainly dry weather for next 24 in J&K and said that no large change was expected by the end of this month.
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