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At minus 1.4°C, Srinagar records season’s coldest night; dry weather to continue says MeT

SRINAGAR: Cold conditions prevailed in Jammu and Kashmir as Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recorded the season’s coldest night on Friday.

A MeT department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.4°C against minus 0.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.5°C below normal during this time of the year for the capital city so far, he said.

Qazigund recorded a low of minus 2.2°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.3°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said.

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at minus 3.6°C against minus 4.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C below normal for the south Kashmir resort. Gulmarg recorded a low of 0.0°C against minus 2.4°C on the previous night. It was 2.1°C above normal for the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the official said.

The MeT department has forecast mainly dry weather for the next 24 in J&K and said that no large change was expected till the end of this month.


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