Kashmir witnesses rise in night temperature, Leh records minus 4.0°C

Srinagar: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and most other places in the Valley recorded a rise in minimum temperature amid cloud cover on Thursday.

Two days after experiencing the coldest night of the season with the temperature plummeting as low as minus 2.3°C, Srinagar witnessed 0.4°C against the previous night’s 0.3°C, an official from the meteorological department said.

Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of 0.0°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 0.1°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.2°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night and it was the second coldest place across J&K.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.2°C against minus 0.1°C on the previous night and a normal of 0.6°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of 0.1°C against minus 0.3°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus1.2°C against 0.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against last night’s minus 7.1°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 1.6°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 6.4°C, the official said.

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