Cold wave continues in Kashmir

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December 29, 2016 0 Comments TOP STORIES 128 Views
Cold wave continues in Kashmir

Chilly weather conditions to continue though light rain and snow at isolated places has been predicted during the next 24 hours in the Jammu and Kashmir, where summer capital, Srinagar, was colder than famed ski resort of Gulmarg.
However, Leh in Ladakh region continued to freeze at minus 12.9 degree in the region, where almost all water bodies remained frozen.
A Met department spokesman said Brighter Kashmir this afternoon that light rain or snow would occur at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. Isolated rain or snow is predicted over higher reaches in the state during subsequent 48 hours.
Interestingly despite below freezing temperature, different government departments have started construction works, including drains, roads and buildings in the Kashmir valley, where all developmental activities were hit by five month long unrest, including strike and restrictions.
There was slight improvement in the minimum temperature at Srinagar though still it was below freezing point. Against yesterdays minus 4.5 degree, it was minus 4.1 degree, two notches below normal.
The sky was cloudy as people woke up this morning though sun was playing hide and seek in the city, where people are busy in their daily routine work and students, who remained confined in their homes due to unrest since July, could be seen attending tuition and coaching classes.
Spokesman said the sky would be partly cloudy and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 11 degree and minus 5 degree respectively during the next 24 hours in the city, which was more colder than Gulmarg, where world famous ski slopes are waiting for first major snowfall this winter so far. Due to cloudy sky during the night, the minimum temperature there was minus 1.4 degree, about five notches above normal.
Kupwara remained coldest in the valley at minus 4.7 degree, three notches below normal. The mercury was in the higher reaches and Line of Control (LoC) was between minus 6 degree to minus 9 degree. However, braving all odds, security forces remained deployed to foil any infiltration attempt from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).
The famed health resort of Pahalgam recorded minus 4.2 degree, second coldest place in the valley while at Qazigund, gateway of Kashmir there was no change in the night temperature which remained minus 3.8 degree, two notches below normal. However, Kokernag, a tourist resort in south Kashmir recorded about a degree improvement in the minimum temperature. Against yesterdays minus 2.7 degree the night temperature there was minus 1.9 degree which is being considered normal during this time of the winter.
There was no respite from the chilly weather for the people in Leh though the night temperature recorded slight improvement. Against yesterdays minus 13.2 degree it was minus 12.9 degree minimum temperature at Leh, where the sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 4 degree and minus 13 degree respectively during the next 24 hours.
At winter capital, Jammu, the sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 21 degree and 6 degree respectively during the next 24 hours.

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