Srinagar Freezes at -5.4 Degrees Celsius, Colder Than Even Gulmarg

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SRINAGAR: As Kashmir remains in the grip of a relentless cold wave, Srinagar registered a bone-chilling minus 5.4 degree C.

An official from MeT said that Srinagar, the summer capital, experienced an exceptionally chilly night with temperatures plummeting to a bone-chilling minus 5.4 degree C. This stark contrast highlighted a significant drop from the previous night’s reading, which stood at minus 5.3 degrees C.

The official said that Pahalgam, reported a notable temperature drop, registering minus 5.8 degree C. This represented a decrease from the previous night’s temperature of minus 5.3 degree C, he said.

Gulmarg, often dubbed a winter wonderland, maintained a consistent low, recording a chilly minus 5.0 degree C, he said. This mirrored the temperatures from the night before, which stood at minus 5.5 degree C, he said.

Qazigund, another key location, witnessed a dip in temperatures, reaching minus 3.8 degree C compared to the previous night’s reading of minus 3.2 degree C, he said. Kokernag reported a minimum temperature of minus 1.6°C, down from the previous night’s minus 2.1 degree C, he said.

Even in Jammu, typically associated with a relatively warmer climate, a slight decrease in temperatures was recorded, he said. The thermometer dipped to 6.7 degree C compared to the previous night’s reading of 7.1 degree C, he said.

Till 21st December, he said dry and cold weather most likely to continue over most places of J&K with possibility of brief spell of very light snow at isolated extreme higher reaches of North & North Eastern parts of Kashmir Division during the night of 16th Dec.

Shallow to moderate fog likely to continue at many places of Kashmir division, he said. (KS)

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