Day temps dip, cold wave intensifies

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 31: The day temperatures across Kashmir today dipped and chilly winds were blowing across the Valley with night temperatures remaining several notches below the freezing point.
The Meteorological Department has forecast dry and cold conditions would continue for next 24 hours. The official, however, said: “Rain and snowfall activity is expected to break the continuing dry spell in the State on January 4 and 5.”
The lowest night temperature was minus 3.8 degree Celsius in Srinagar, minus 3.3 degree Celsius in Pahalgam and minus 1.6 degree Celsius in Gulmarg.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 3.2 degree Celsius, Kupwara minus 3.3 degree Celsius and Kokernag minus 0.3 degree Celsius.
Leh town was the coldest in the State at minus 11.5 degree Celsius followed by Kargil at minus 10.2 degree Celsius,” he said.
The night’s lowest in Jammu city was 9.8 degree Celsius in Katra, 5.7 degree Celsius in Batote and 2.2 degree Celsius in Banihal while in Bhaderwah, it was 2.0 degree Celsius.
The day temperatures across Kashmir decreased today with Srinagar recording maximum day temperature of 9.9 degree Celsius as against yesterday’s 11. 9 degree Celsius.
Qazigund  recorded 11.5 degree Celsius, Pahalgam 12 degree Celsius, Kokernag 11.4 degree Celsius, Kupwara 11.5 degree Celsius, Gulmarg 9 degree Celsius, Leh 9.9 degree Celsius and  Kargil 7 degree Celsius as maximum day temperature.
Jammu recorded a maximum of 23.2 degree Celsius, Katra 18.5 degree Celsius, Banihal 16.4 degree Celsius, Batote 16 degree Celsius and Bhaderwah 13.8 degree Celsius.