November 9, 2020

Srinagar record coldest night at minus 1.4 degree, Ladakh, Skardu freezes

Srinagar: The summer capital, Srinagar, recorded coldest night of the winter so far after the minimum temperature witnessed further drop and settled at minus 1.4 degree on Sunday which was 3.2 notches below normal.

Meanwhile, the majority water bodies in Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh and Skardu in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) freezes due to sub zero minimum temperature.

A Met department spokesman said on Sunday that weather will remain mainly dry in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Gilgit and Baltistan divisions during the next 24 hours. There will also be no significant change in the weather during the next 48 hours, he said.

However, he said, there is possibility of wet weather on November 13 in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Gilgit and Baltistan.

Spokesman told UNI today that the due to open sky during the night in the Kashmir valley, the minimum temperature was recorded below normal.

However, the maximum temperature remained above normal due to open sky and the sun was out though the intensity of the heat was less. The power curtailment for three hours in metered areas and four hours in non metered areas coupled with icy cold winds disrupt the normal life.

He said Srinagar, the capital city of UT of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed coldest night of the season so far after the minimum temperature recorded further drop and settled at minus 1.4 degree, which was 3.2 notches below normal. Earlier, coldest night was on November 7 when it was minus 0.9 degree. However, the maximum temperature on Saturday in Srinagar was 21.2 degree, 3.3 notches above normal.

Spokesman said  the sky would be mainly clear to generally cloudy during the next 24 hours when the maximum temperature will be 20 degree and minimum temperature minus 0.1 degree.

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