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Cold weather continues to intensify in Kashmir, Ladakh

Last Updated on November 11, 2021 at 4:53 pm

In Kashmir, Srinagar and Qazigund have been the coldest places as the temperature is continuously declining whereas Drass, Leh and Kargil in Ladakh Union Territory showed a further dip in minimum temperature.

A Meteorological Department official said that on Thursday, Kashmir valley witnessed a very cold weather with further drop in night temperature as Srinagar recorded the lowest minimum temperature of the season at minus 1.2 degree Celsius as against the minimum temperature recorded as minus 0.5 degree Celsius previous day.

Similarly at Qazigund on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir it minimum temperature was recorded at minus 1.6 degree Celsius as against the minus 0.8 degree Celsius a day ago.

Normal life seems to be disrupted due to thick fog engulfed most areas of the Srinagar city early in the morning and made visibility very low. The visibility on various roads including on the famous Boulevard road on the banks of Dal Lake and other adjacent roads was low due to thick fog.

Drass recorded minimum temperature of minus 12.6 degree Celsius as against the minus 12.4 degree Celsius the previous day and similarly Leh and Kargil recorded a minimum temperature of minus 8.7 degree Celsius against the minus 8.4 degree Celsius and at Kargil recorded minus 6.4 degree Celsius as against minus 6 degree Celsius recorded the day before. In Leh it lowest temperature was minus 8.4 degree Celsius as against minus 8.3 degree Celsius recorded on Wednesday.

The MeT office has predicted that dry weather will continue in Kashmir and Ladakh region with night temperature likely to see a further dip during this week.