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Kashmir freezes as Srinagar touches minus 0.9 degrees Celsius

Last Updated on November 15, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Srinagar witnessed the night temperature below the freezing point for the first time this season, recorded as minus 0.9 degrees Celsius.

A Meteorological department said that mercury settled at minus 0.9 Degree Celsius against previous night’s 0.1 Degree Celsius.

The night temperatures in other parts of the Valley also settled below the freezing point with Kupwara registering this season’s coldest night at minus 1.3 degrees Celsius and Qazigund at minus 1.2 degrees Celsius during the night intervening Saturday and Sunday.

In South Kshmir’s Pahalgam, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.5 degrees Celsius making it the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir. Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded its coldest of the season at minus 0.3 degrees Celsius. Drass was the coldest recorded place in the Ladakh Union Territory with mercury settling at a low of minus 12.5 degrees Celsius.

The MeT office has informed that the weather shall remain dry in plains for at least till November 20 in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

In Jammu, Banihal continued to remain the coldest place as it recorded a minimum temperature of 1 degree Celsius, which was 3.1 degrees below the normal. This was also the coldest night so far in Banihal this season.

Jammu city recorded 11.8 degrees Celsius, Katra 10.4 degrees Celsius, Batote 4.9 degrees Celsius and Bhaderwah 2.7 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.