Saturday, May 18, 2024

Mercury Drops to -6.4°C in Srinagar; Severe Cold, Dry Weather to Continue Over Jammu – Kashmir and Ladakh

On Thursday, Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir, saw the coldest night of the year thus far, with a temperature of -6.4°C.

For the next 24 hours, the region is expected to have extremely chilly and dry weather, according to the Meteorological (MeT) office.

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“In Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh, the next 24 hours are anticipated to be cold and dry. During this time, the sky is probably going to stay clear “official from the MeT department remarked.

Srinagar recorded the second-lowest winter temperature in the previous five years on Thursday, with a reading of -6.4°C. The lowest temperature recorded in Srinagar on January 31 of 2021 was -8.8°C.

The minimum temperatures were minus 9.2°C in Pahalgam and minus 7.5°C in Gulmarg, respectively.

The lowest temperatures were reported in the Ladakh region at minus 19.2°C in Kargil and minus 15.2°C in Leh. While the mercury in Jammu plummeted to 7.3°C, it was 6.3°C in Katra, 3°C in Batote, 5.2°C in Banihal, and -0.4°C in Bhaderwah.

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