Cold conditions prevail as mercury continues to settle below freezing point in Kashmir

Cold conditions prevail as mercury continues to settle below freezing point in Kashmir

Owais Gul

Srinagar, Nov 25 : The cold conditions prevail across the Valley as night temperature continued to settle below freezing point here while the weatherman here has predicted that the shallow to moderate fog would continue till November 28.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), barring Kokernag, all the stations of Kashmir have recorded sub zero temperature while Shopian and Pahalgam were coldest at minus 3.7 degree Celsius and 3.4 degree Celsius respectively.

In Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, the mercury settled at minus 1.0 degree Celsius, the data reads, adding that Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.5 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Qazigund settled at minus 0.8 degree Celsius. Kokernag recorded a minimum temperature of 1.5 degree Celsius.

In Gulmarg, the mercury settled at minus 1.0 degree Celsius while Baramulla recorded a low of minus 0.2 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the weatherman here has predicted dry weather conditions, saying that the weather as per the forecast would remain partly to generally cloudy tomorrow.

On November 27 and 28, the weather as per a local Meteorological department would remain generally cloudy, but stated that there is a possibility of light rain and snow at isolated places during the period as well.

On November 29 & 30, the weather is expected to remain generally cloudy with possibility of light rain and snow at isolated to scattered higher reaches.

However, from December 1 to December 05, the weather would remain partly to generally cloudy.

The weatherman, however, said that the shallow to moderate fog would likely continue till November 28 over many places of Kashmir division.

Nonetheless, with no forecast of any wet spell, the data prepared by MeT reveals that J&K in the month of October and November so far has recorded large excess rainfall as against the normal precipitation of 57.5 mm, a rainfall of 115.0 mm was recorded in the Union Territory—(KNO)

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