Kashmir: Season's coldest night recorded in Gulmarg, Kargil; Leh records minus 6.5 degree celsius

Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Valley and the second coldest in Jammu and Kashmir along with Kargil.

Published: 17th November 2017 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2017 12:49 PM   |  A+A-

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer ki Gali in Poonch, Jammu Kashmir on Thursday. | PTI


SRINAGAR: The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir along with Leh and Kargil towns in Ladakh region recorded the season's coldest night owing to snowfall in several areas in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, a Meteorological Department official said here.

The area experienced a drop of over five degrees in night temperature from the previous night's zero degree Celsius, he said.

Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Valley and the second coldest in Jammu and Kashmir along with Kargil, the official said.

Kargil town in Ladakh region also registered minimum temperature of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.

According to him, Leh town was the coldest in the state with the mercury there settling at minus 6.9 degrees Celsius.

Night temperatures at all other places in Kashmir division stayed above the freezing point last night.

While Srinagar recorded a low of 2.9 degrees Celsius, Qazigund and Kokernag towns in south Kashmir registered minimum temperatures of 4.4 degrees Celsius and 2.6 degrees Celsius respectively, the official said.

He said the mercury at the famous Pahalgam resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra, settled at a low of 1.4 degrees Celsius.

The north Kashmir town of Kupwara recorded a low of 1.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Several areas in the higher reaches of the state received snowfall on 15 November, while the plains recorded light rainfall which ended the dry spell in the Valley.

The MeT Department has forecast light rainfall or snow at isolated places in the state until tomorrow, following which the weather is likely to remain largely dry for a few days.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp