Srinagar has season's coldest night

Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 15: With the minimum temperature dropping to minus 2.6 degrees on Friday, the summer capital Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season so far, and the Leh town in Ladakh region shivered at minus 11 degrees.

An official of the Meteorological Department here told IANS, the minimum temperature dropped to 2.6 degrees Celsius below zero on Thursday night, which is the coldest recorded temperature so far this season.

"The minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar on Friday (minus 2.6 degrees) is three degrees below normal," the official said.

"The minimum temperature dropped to minus 5.0 degrees on Friday in Pahalgam (four degrees below normal), minus 3.0 in Gulmarg (two degrees below normal) and 8.0 degrees in Jammu city (five degrees below normal)," he added.

Leh is measured at -11 degrees, Srinagar -2.6 degrees, Gulmarg is at minus 3.0

"The minimum temperature was minus 11.0 degrees in Leh and minus 6.6 degrees in Kargil towns of Ladakh region on Friday," he said.

The official said as the weather over Jammu and Kashmir is expected to remain dry during the next 48 hours, the night temperatures would drop further in the coming days.


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