Parts of Kashmir record sub-zero temperature
MET: Light rain or snowfall at isolated places in next 2 days
Most places in Kashmir recorded temperatures below freezing, even when the Meteorological Department predicted light rain or snow in isolated places over the next two days.
MET officials here said that a new Western malfunction (WD) approaching from the Arabian sea is approaching and could hit the region on November 29, which may cause rain or snow.
They said that previously a WD, which was active in the region, including in Kashmir and Ladakh, had now become weak.
MET officials said the minimum temperature in Kashmir had dropped below zero last night. They said that cold conditions also overwhelmed the Jammu region with Banihal, which today registered a low of 3.7 degrees Celsius.
They said Srinagar, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 0.2 degrees, while the mercury in Gulmarg’s ski area dropped to a trough of minus 3.6 degrees.
The official said that the mercury at Qazigund and Kokernag in Anantnag amounted to a trough of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius and 1.8 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara, they said, scored a low of minus 1.5 degrees while Leh recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius in the Ladakh region.
The minimum temperature in the nearby Kargil town reached a low of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The official said that the mercury in Jammu on Friday fell to 7.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far in November this season, while the temperatures in Banihal recorded a 2.3-degree drop in the night temperature that stood at 3.7 degrees Celsius settled.