Srinagar, Dec 5 : There was no reprieve from intense cold weather conditions in Kashnir today with Srinagar recording the coldest night of the season at minus 3.4 degree Celsius.
A Meteorological Department official said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar, was 2.5°C below the normal for this time of the year and surpassed previous lowest of minus 2.2°C this season which was recorded on two consecutive Sundays respectively. There was also mist this morning which mainly affected transporters.
Qazigund recorded a low of minus 3.4 °C against minus 2.8°C the previous night. The temperature was 2.4°C below normal for the town.
In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 4.4°C against minus 4.6°C on the previous night and it was 1.1°C below normal for the resort.
Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.4°C against minus 0.8°C the previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the place.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.3°C against minus 2.5°C the previous night. It was 0.1°C above normal for the skiing resort.
In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at minus 2.7°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.3°C below normal for the place.
Leh recorded minus 10.6°C, Kargil minus 11.0°C and mercury in Drass settled at minus 11.9°C.
The Weatherman has already forecast light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir from 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.