At minus 1.5 degree Celsius Kargil remains coldest place in Kashmir

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered the low of 2.4 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night s 2.1 degrees Celsius.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:November 24, 2016 11:45 am

The night temperature across Kashmir division, except in Kargil, continued to stay above freezing point, providing relief to the people, even as the Valley remained engulfed under a thick layer of fog. Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius, same as the previous night, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered the low of 2.4 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night s 2.1 degrees Celsius. The minimum in Kokernag town in south settled at 3.9 degrees Celsius, an increase of over three degrees from 0.8 degree Celsius yesterday, the official said.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of 1.0 degrees Celsius, same as the previous night, he said, adding Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley recorded the low of 1.6 degrees Celsius.

The official said the hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded the minimum of 1.6 degrees Celsius as compared to 1. 6 degrees Celsius yesterday.

The MeT has forecast light rain or snow at isolated places over the state over the next two days.

He said the night temperature in the Leh town, in Ladakh region, also settled above the freezing point at the low of 0.3 degree Celsius against the previous night s minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.

The nearby Kargil town was the only place in the state where the night temperature settled below the freezing point at minimum of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius against the previous night’s minus 1.8 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The higher reaches of Kashmir received the season’s first snowfall on Monday, but the weather has remained dry since then.

However, a thick layer of fog continued to engulf many areas in the Valley, including in the summer capital here.