Srinagar, February 14
Chilly weather conditions during the day have revisited owing to overcast conditions coupled with ice cold winds in Kashmir valley, where night temperature remained sub zero. A Met department spokesperson said that light rain and snow would occur at isolated places during the next 48 hours in the state.
The night temperature at Leh, which was the coldest place in the region, dipped about 5 degree fromTuesday and settled at minus 10.8 degree. Even though the border town of Kargil witnessed an improvement of 4 degree from Tuesday, it was still the second coldest place in the region at minus 10 degree. He said light snow would occur during the next 24 hours in Leh, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around minus degree and minus 10 degree, respectively. The world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, witnessed an improvement of a degree in the night temperature, which surged and settled at minus 9.4 degree. The night temperature at the ski resort, coldest in the valley, was still 3 degree below normal. After recording improvement in the night temperature, people woke up to a chilly and damp Wednesdaymorning in the summer capital, Srinagar. The night temperature in Srinagar improved and settled at 0 degree, against minus 0.6 degree recorded on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature recorded was 4 degree below normal in the summer capital.
He said there is possibility of light rain or snow in evening and night in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 11 degree and 0 degree, respectively. The mercury at world famous health resort of Pahalgam, Qazigund, gateway to the valley, tourist resort of Kokernag dipped and settled at minus 8.2 degree, minus 3.6 degree and 0.2 degree, respectively. However, Kupwara in north Kashmir witnessed an improvement of a degree from Tuesday in night temperature, which settled at minus 3.9 degree, still 2 degree below normal.