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Srinagar: A severe cold wave gripping the Kashmir Valley sent temperatures tumbling as the mercury plummeted to minus 8.8°C in Srinagar, the lowest temperature of the season so far and the coldest January night in the past 30 years, the weatherman said on Sunday. A meteorological department official said that at minus 8.8°C, the mercury in Srinagar was more than eight degrees below normal (minus 1.0°C) for this time of the season. On the previous…

Srinagar: Barring Kokernag and Srinagar, the mercury dropped slightly across Kashmir, the weatherman said on Wednesday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar, the summer capital of JK, recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night. The minimum temperatures have consistently remained far below normal this season. On January 14, Srinagar witnessed the season’s coldest night at minus 8.4°C which was the chilliest one in more than 25 years. In…

Authorities at the DH Handwara allegedly denied Ambulance to them Kupwara: Braving the bone-chilling cold, people in Hangnikoot village of Villgam Handwara on Sunday morning carried a pregnant lady and a 90-year-old man on stretchers to a hospital, some seven kilometres from their residences. A woman (30) Reshma Begum developed some pregnancy-related complications in the morning after which her husband, Muneer Ahmad Daded sought help from neighbours and relatives in order take her to the…

Srinagar: Barring Gulmarg, night temperatures increased across Kashmir amid cloud cover, the weatherman said on Monday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 2.6°C on the previous night. Similarly, the mercury settled at minus 4.6°C in Pahalgam against minus 5.9 °C on the previous night in the world-famous skiing resort. Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of 0.2°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous…

4×4 rescue vehicles/ambulances to be provided to snow affected Districts with immediate effect Jammu: Extending the much-needed relief to the people of snowbound areas, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha declared ‘Heavy Snowfall’ as state-specific Natural Calamity under SDRF norms. The Lieutenant Governor was chairing a meeting to take stock of the winter management, particularly, snow clearance efforts of Administration, with all DCs and SSPs of Kashmir Division, through virtual mode, at the…

Srinagar: After four days of snow, night temperature fell in most parts of Kashmir Valley last night with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 8.5°C, the weatherman said on Thursday. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.8°C while mercury settled at minus 2.5 °C in Pahalgam, minus 0.2°C in Qazigund, minus 1.7°C in Kupwara while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.0°C, a MeT official told GNS. Kashmir is in the middle Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day…

Srinagar: Following further dip in the minimum temperature, the weatherman  has predicted moderate snowfall across Kashmir and heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu from Monday, stating that the night temperature will rise in JK and Ladakh in coming days. Director, Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus told the news agency KNO that there is possibility of moderate snowfall across Kashmir in between January 04-05. He added that the higher reaches especially in Pir Panchal and…

Srinagar: Minimum temperatures plummeted in most parts of Kashmir Valley with Srinagar recording a low of minus 5.9°C against minus 2.1°C on the previous night, the weatherman said on Thursday. A MeT official said that the night temperature in Srinagar was around three degrees Celsius below normal for this time of the year. On December 19, Srinagar endured the coldest night of the season at minus 6.6°C and it was the second time in a…

Srinagar: The intense cold condition gripping Kashmir shows no sign of letting up as the Valley braces itself up for “isolated to scattered light rain and snow” in next couple of days. An official from JK’s MeT department said that mercury settled in Srinagar at minus 4.3°C against minus 3.8°C on the previous night. The temperature is almost three degrees Celsius below the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar where people endured…