MeT Predicted No forecast for major rainfall, Snow in Kashmir till Dec 23

MeT Predicted No forecast for major rainfall, Snow in Kashmir till Dec 23



MeT Predicted No forecast for major rainfall, Snow in Kashmir till Dec 23


Minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at minus 2.6°C against previous night’s minus 3.5°C.


Srinagar, Dec 14 : Intense cold conditions prevailed in J&K and Ladakh on Tuesday even as weatherman ruled out severe weather warning in coming days.

News agency, quoted a local meteorological department official saying that weather is most likely to remain partly to generally cloudy during December 14 and 15 in Jammu & Kashmir while there is a 50 % probability of light to moderate snow over north and north west of Kashmir mainly over higher reaches and very light rain/snow at scattered places in plains of the valley later tonight.

“ There is no forecast for any major rain/snow till December 23,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the the minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at minus 2.6°C against previous night’s minus 3.5°C. 

On December 11, the mercury in Srinagar plunged to minus 3.6°C, the lowest temperature recorded so far this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 2.6°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.8C against minus 5.3°°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 3.5°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 3.5°C against minus 4.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnessed a minimum of minus 5.6°C against minus 5.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a low of 9.0 °C which is minus 0.2 degrees Celsius below normal, they said.

Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 10.9°C while automatic Kargil station recorded minimum of minus 8.9°C. 

Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 10.0°C, the official added.

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