Cold Spell Envelops Valley Except Srinagar and Kokernag; Meteorological Department Forecasts Continued Dry Weather
In the wake of a dry weather forecast, night temperatures in Kashmir Valley experienced a further drop on Monday, settling below freezing point across most areas except Srinagar and Kokernag.
Srinagar recorded a low of 0.7°C, a slight decrease from the previous night’s 1.4°C, remaining 1.6°C above the seasonal norm. Meanwhile, Qazigund noted a minimum of minus 0.4°C, 0.6°C above normal, while Pahalgam reached minus 3.4°C, slightly below the seasonal average.
Kokernag, located in south Kashmir, reported a minimum of 0.8°C, showing a 1.4°C rise from the previous night. Kupwara in north Kashmir saw a low of minus 2.5°C, 1.1°C below normal, and Gulmarg recorded a chilly minus 3.0°C, marginally above the seasonal average.
Temperature Department Insights:
A meteorological department official revealed that dry weather is expected to persist until December 7. Subsequently, from December 8-10, partly to generally cloudy conditions are anticipated across the region.
Jammu’s Winter Night:
In Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, the minimum temperature settled at 11.0°C, surpassing the previous night’s 10.2°C and remaining 1.2°C above the normal range.