Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of the JK, experienced the coldest night of this season as the mercury plummeted to minus 3.7 degree Celsius, officials said on Sunday.
A meteorological department official said that today’s minimum temperature was three degrees below the normal for this time of the year.
However, he said, Gulmarg remained the coldest place in Kashmir valley and mercury tumbled to minus 7. 4 °C at the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir.
Pahalgam, the famous tourist destination of the Valley, recorded minus 5.6°C, Qazigund minus 2.6°C, Kupwara minus 3.4°C, Kokernag minus 1.9°C, Konibal minus 5.0°C, Srinagar Airport minus 2.5°C, Awantipora minus 4.4°C, Anantnag-3.0°C, Bandipora 0.0°C, Budgam minus 2.6°C, Shopian minus 5.4°C, Pulwama minus 3.1°C and Kulgam minus 2.1°C.
Meanwhile, MeT has predicted another spell of rain, snow in higher reaches of Kashmir with light to moderate intensity during November 23 to 25th.
“As of now, it looks like, snowfall over higher reaches of Northwest JK and Sonmarg -Zojila area likely to commence from 23rd morning and likely to affect both UTs till 25th. The strength of this weather system is lesser than the previous spell. So there’s no forecast of any widespread heavy snowfall or rain but due to low temp, slippery and treacherous road condition, the snow may lead to the temporary closure of Passes like Zojila, Mugal road, LEH -Manali Road, during the above period,” MeT said in a statement.