Sub-Zero Temperatures Continue in Kashmir Valley Despite Dry Weather Forecast
Despite a forecast for mainly dry weather till February 18, the minimum temperature in the Kashmir Valley remained below sub-zero levels on Tuesday. According to the meteorological department, Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.6°C against the previous night’s minus 4.0°C, and the minimum temperature was below normal by 1.8°C for the summer capital.
Other areas in the Valley also recorded sub-zero temperatures. Qazigund recorded a low of minus 3.0°C, which was 2.0°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir. Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 4.6°C, which was 0.4°C above normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Kokernag recorded a low of minus 2.4°C, which was 2.4°C below normal for the place. Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a low of minus 7.2°C, which was 1.0°C below normal.
In Jammu, the temperature recorded a low of 7.2°C against 3.6°C on the previous night, and it was 2.9°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital. Banihal recorded a low of 0.8°C, which was below normal by 0.4°C. Batote recorded a low of 3.8°C, which was above normal by 1.2°C. Katra recorded a low of 8.0°C, which was 0.1°C below normal, and Bhadarwah recorded a low of 1.4°C, which was 1.2°C above normal. Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 12.2°C and minus 17.4°C, respectively.
The meteorological department has forecast mainly dry weather until February 18, while Kashmir remains under the grip of a 20-day-long period called ‘Chillai-Khurd.’ It will be followed by a 10-day-long period of ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold) from February 20 to March 1.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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