MeT predicts dry, cold weather till Dec 21in Kashmir

Despite Rise In Mercury, Sub-Zero Temperature Continues  

Srinagar:  Sub-zero temperatures lingered in Kashmir valley despite a considerable rise on Tuesday even as MeT department forecast dry and cold weather till December 21.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that mercury settled 3.3°C above yesterday’s temperature of minus 4.8°C which was this season’s lowest so far. Today’s temperature was 1.0°C below normal for this time of the year in Srinagar, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum of minus 2.6°C against minus 3.4°C on the previous night, he said. The minimum temperature was 1.1°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 1.5°C against minus 4.7°C on the previous night and it was 2.3°C above normal for the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.3°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night and the temperature was below normal by 1.2°C for the place, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.4°C against minus 4.0°C on the previous night and it was 0.7°C below normal there, the official said.

Gulmarg, the official said, recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 3.6°C on the previous night and the temperature was 0.7°C above normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.

Jammu recorded a minimum of 9.8°C against 9.7°C on previous night, and it was below normal by 0.6°C for the winter capital of J&K while Banihal recorded 2.0°C, Batote 4.3°C and Bhaderwah 2.6°C, he said.

MeT has predicted mainly dry and cold weather in J&K till December 21.

“Dry and cold weather most likely to continue till 21st December over most places of J&K with possibility of brief spell of very light snow at isolated extreme higher reaches of North & North Eastern parts of Kashmir Division during the night of 16th Dec,” he said.


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