Night temp remains below normal in Kashmir

Night temp remains below normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 6: Despite an improvement in the night temperature due to overcast conditions, the mercury remained below normal in Kashmir valley.
Meanwhile, Leh in Ladakh region recorded the coldest night of the season so far after mercury dipped about 3 degree from yesterday and settled at minus 13.6 degree. The border town of Kargil was the second coldest place in the region at minus 7.5 degree, about 2 degree down from yesterday.
A Met department spokesperson said weather will be mainly dry during the next four days in Jammu and Kashmir. However, he said a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) will hit the region from December 11 to 15 which could result in moderate to heavy rain and snow in the state.
He said skies will be mainly clear during the next 24 hours in Leh, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 9 degree and minus 12 degree, respectively.
Even though there was some improvement in the night temperature at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, it was still the coldest place in the valley, Against minus 4.5 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature at Gulmarg was minus 3.8 degree, which is about a degree below normal.
After recording the coldest night of the season so far at minus 3.8 degree yesterday in the summer capital, Srinagar, the mercury surged and settled at minus 3.3 degree, which is still over 3 degree below normal. However, the maximum temperature recorded yesterday was 5 degree above normal due to sunshine. But, today weather will chilly in Srinagar due to partial cloudy skies coupled with ice cold winds.
He said skies will be mainly clear with haze during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 13 degree and minus 3 degree, respectively.
The mercury at world famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, surged and settled at minus 2 degree, against minus 4.4 degree recorded yesterday.
Another tourist resort of Kokernag was the only place in the region which recorded above sub-zero night temperature. Against minus 0.4 degree recorded yesterday, the night temperature at Kukernag was 0.7 degree, about a degree above normal.
Qazigund, gateway to the valley, and Kupwara in north Kashmir also witnessed an improvement in the night temperature after the mercury surged and settled at minus 1.8 degree and minus 3 degree, respectively.

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