Relentless cold wave conditions continue in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 4 (UNI) Relentless Cold wave conditions continued in Kashmir valley despite slight improvement in night temperatures, but still recorded below freezing point across on Thursday.

The Meteorological Centre Srinagar said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar recorded at -3.8°C on Thursday after it settled at -4.8°C during the past two days. It was -1.7°C below normal for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir during this period of the season.

The maximum temperature was 2.6°C above the normal of 6.9°C, against 9.5°C in Srinagar the previous day amid sun appearing during the day. The other stations in the valley also witnessed 2-4°C above-normal day temperatures.

Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway had a low of -3.4°C against the -4.6°C recorded the previous night, while Kokernag recorded at -2.4°C against the -3.2°C recorded a day ago.

The mercury improved at Pahalgam and settled at -5.1°C on Thursday against the -6.6°C recorded the previous night. It was 1.5°C above normal for the tourist hot spot of south Kashmir.

Kupwara also recorded an improvement by a few notches and settled at -3.9°C against the -5.3°C recorded a day ago. It was 1.4°C below normal for the north Kashmir district.

Gulmarg recorded a low of -4.6°C against -3.8°C recorded the previous night. It was still 2.8°C above normal for the famous ski resort of North Kashmir.

The weather is likely to remain mainly dry today and generally cloudy during the next 24 hours, with the possibility of very light snow over isolated, extreme higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, MeT office said and added from January 6–7, the weather will mainly be dry.

It said on January 8 the weather will turn cloudy over plains with possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir while from January 9.10 it would be generally dry all over.

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