SRINAGAR, Dec 4: There is no let up in intense cold weather and foggy conditions in Kashmir as minimum temperature in Srinagar plunged to minus 2.2°C today.
A Meteorological department official said the temperature was three notches below yesterday’s minus 1.9°C for Srinagar.
While mercury was around 1.3°C below normal during this time of the year, it equaled last Sunday’s temperature which was the coldest night so far this season in the city which also remained engulfed by mist.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 2.4°C the previous night. The temperature was 1.8°C below normal for the town.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 4.6°C against minus 2.8°C on the previous night and it was 1.3°C below normal for the resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.8°C against minus 1.0°C the previous night and it was 0.2°C below normal for the place.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.5°C against minus 2.0°C the previous night. It was 0.8°C above normal for the skiing resort.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 2.4°C against minus 1.9°C the previous night. It was 1.0°C below normal for the place.
Leh recorded minus 8.4°C, Kargil minus 10.8°C and mercury in Drass settled at minus 11.1°C.
The Weatherman has already forecast light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir from December 9 to 10.
“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 office said.