Srinagar: After remaining above normal for the last three days, the minimum temperatures plunged again in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley, weatherman said on Sunday.
Quoting an official from meteorological department, GNS reported that mercury fell around four degrees celsius in Srinagar, settling at minus 3.6°C against the previous night’s 0.6°C. It has minus 0.4°C normal for this time of the year and for the last three days, the minimum temperature stayed above sub-zero level. Otherwise, the mercury has consistently remained far below normal this winter. On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years.
The minimum temperature also fell in other parts of the Valley, the MeT official said.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 6.3°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 6.2°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam against minus 6.3°C on the previous night. Kokernag recorded a minimum of minus 5.4°C against minus 2.5°C on the previous night.
The mercury settled at minus 3.7°C in Kupwara against minus 1.8°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 11.6°C against minus 10.4°C earlier night, he said.
The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over the plains of J&K in the next few days. For today, the weatherman has forecast “significant” improvement in maximum (day) temperature. (GNS)
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