Srinagar: Night temperature decreased across Kashmir Valley with Gulmarg recording the highest plunge to remain the coldest place in the Valley, weatherman said on Tuesday.
Quoting an official from meteorological department, Global News Service (GNS) reported that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.9°C against minus 0.2°C on the previous night. However, the temperature is above normal by one degree Celsius for this time of the year. Similarly, the mercury settled at minus 5.3°C in Pahalgam against minus 4.6°C on the previous night in the world-famous skiing resort. Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 1.4°C against 0.2°C on the previous night. Kokernag recorded a low of minus 3.9°C against minus 2.0°C on the earlier night. Against minus 1.0°C on the previous night in Kupwara, the mercury settled at minus 1.8°C in the north Kashmir district.
Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 11.2°C against minus9.6°C on the earlier night, the official said.
Kashmir is in the middle Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day long period which commenced on December 21 and ends on January 31. The period is considered the harshest of the winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum.
The Weatherman has forecast “mainly dry weather” in the next 24 hours and “no significant change till January 18”. (GNS)