Meteorological Department Predicts Latest Weather Advisory Till End Of This Month For Jammu Kashmir And Laddakh
Srinagar: The minimum temperature across Kashmir Valley, except Srinagar, settled below the freezing point on Tuesday with famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recording a low of minus 9.4°C. A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K recorded a low of 1.4°C against last night’s minus 2.2°C.
Kashmir is presently under the grip of 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started from December 21. It is followed by a 20-day long ‘Chillai Khurd’ and a 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha’. The mercury settled at minus 9.4°C against minus 6.0°C on the previous night at the world famous resort of Gulmarg where around 4-6 inches of fresh snowfall in last couple of days.
The minimum temperature was minus 6.2°C below normal for this time of the year.
Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 0.4°C against 1.2°C on the previous night, he said.
Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7.9°C against minus 4.1°C on previous night.
The resort also had fresh snowfall in last couple of days. Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.5°C against minus 2.3°C on previous night, the official said. Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against 1.5°C on the previous night, the official said.