Chill intensifies in Kashmir, Kargil coldest at minus 10.4 degree

Chill intensifies in Kashmir, Kargil coldest at minus 10.4 degree

Srinagar, Nov 27: There was no respite from chilly weather conditions as mercury further dipped and settled several degree below freezing point in Kashmir valley while border town of Kargil witnessed coldest night of the season at minus 10.4 degree.
A Met department spokesperson said that weather will remain dry during the next 48 hours in the state. However, he said rain and snow could occur at isolated places in Kashmir valley on November 29.
Kargil in Ladakh region was the coldest place in the region after mercury dipped 6 degree from yesterday and settled at minus 10.4 degree.
Even though Leh in Ladakh region witnessed an improvement of 2 degree from yesterday, it was still the second coldest place in the region at minus 8.5 degree.
He said that the sky will be partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Leh, where maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 9 degree and minus 9 degree, respectively.
The night temperature at world famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, dipped about 2 degree from yesterday and settled at minus 3.1 degree, about 2 notches below normal.
However, the mercury at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, witnessed an improvement of about 2 degree from yesterday and settled at minus 1.5 degree, which was slightly above normal.
People continued to shiver in the summer capital, Srinagar, where mercury further dipped and settled at minus 0.4 degree, against minus 0.2 degree recorded yesterday.
The spokesperson said that the sky will be partly cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 14 degree and 1 degree, respectively.
Tourist resort of Kokernag was the only place in the region which recorded above sub-zero temperature. Against 1.8 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature at Kokernag was 1.1 degree.
The mercury at Qazigund, gateway to the valley, and Kupwara in north Kashmir dipped and settled at minus 1.6 degree and minus 1.8 degree, respectively.