SRINAGAR, Dec 6: Intense cold waves coupled with mist and haze at many places continued in Kashmir today with Pahalgam remaining the coldest place in Valley, recording a low of minus 3.8°C.
A Meteorological Department official said it was 0.5°C below normal for the tourist resort.
Srinagar, recorded a minimum of minus 2.2 against minus 3.4°C which was the coldest so far this season in the city. The temperature was 1.3°C below the normal for this time of the year in Srinagar.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 2.2°C against minus 3.4°C the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C below normal for the town.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.8°C against minus 1.4°C the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the place.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.5°C against minus 3.3°C on the previous night. It was 0.2°C below normal for the skiing resort.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 2.7°C, the same as on the previous night. It was 1.3°C below normal for the place.
Leh recorded minus 8.0°C and Kargil minus 11.4°C.
The MeT department has already forecast light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir from evening of December 9 to 10.
“A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas from December 9. Under the influence of the system, there is a possibility of light snow over plains and lower reaches, light to moderate snow over middle and higher reaches during 9th December (evening) to 10th December (evening) particularly over north, northwestern, central parts of Kashmir and South Kashmir,” the MeT official said, adding, “light rain was expected at isolated to scattered places of Jammu.”