Weather Update – Kashmir Cold Wave Persists: Srinagar Logs Season’s Coldest Night at Minus 5.4°C
Srinagar, Dec 14: As Kashmir remains in the grip of a relentless cold wave, Srinagar registered its coldest night of the season at a bone-chilling minus 5.4°C.
An official from MeT told news agency Kashmir Scroll that Srinagar, the summer capital, experienced an exceptionally chilly night with temperatures plummeting to a bone-chilling minus 5.4°C. This stark contrast highlighted a significant drop from the previous night’s reading, which stood at minus 5.3°C.
The official said that Pahalgam, reported a notable temperature drop, registering minus 5.8°C. This represented a decrease from the previous night’s temperature of minus 5.3°C, he said.
Gulmarg, often dubbed a winter wonderland, maintained a consistent low, recording a chilly minus 5.0°C, he said. This mirrored the temperatures from the night before, which stood at minus 5.5° C, he said.
Qazigund, another key location, witnessed a dip in temperatures, reaching minus 3.8°C compared to the previous night’s reading of minus 3.2°C, he said. Kokernag reported a minimum (weather Update) temperature of minus 1.6°C, down from the previous night’s minus 2.1°C, he said.
Even in Jammu, typically associated with a relatively warmer climate, a slight decrease in temperatures was recorded, he said. The thermometer dipped to 6.7°C compared to the previous night’s reading of 7.1°C, he said.
Till 21st December, he said dry and cold weather most likely to continue 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 Kmr Division during the night of 16th Dec.
Shallow to moderate fog likely to continue at many places of Kashmir division, he said. (KS)