SRINAGAR: Mercury recorded a drop in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday with Srinagar recording minus 5.2°C and three.6°C respectively, the second lowest minimal temperature in February in a decade for the capital cities.
A meteorological division official mentioned that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 5.2°C in opposition to minus 2.0°C on the earlier evening and it was beneath regular by 4.8°C for the summer season capital of JK for this time of the yr.
On 9 February 2019, Srinagar had recorded minus 5.7°C whereas all-time-low for the capital metropolis was witnessed on 6 February 1985 when mercury plummeted to minus 20°C, the official mentioned.
Qazigund recorded a minimal of minus 6.4°C in opposition to minus 3.2°C on the earlier evening, he mentioned. The minimal temperature was 4.9°C beneath regular for the gateway city of Kashmir, the MeT official mentioned.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 11.9°C in opposition to minus 10.8°C on the earlier evening and it was 5.7°C beneath regular for the well-known resort in south Kashmir.
Kokernag, additionally in south Kashmir, recorded a minimal of minus 4.5°C in opposition to minus 4.3°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was beneath regular by 2.5°C for the place, the official mentioned.
Kupwara city in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.5°C in opposition to minus 3.3°C on the earlier evening and it was 3.4°C beneath regular there, the official mentioned.
Gulmarg, the official mentioned, recorded a low of minus 12.0°C in opposition to minus 10.0°C on the earlier evening and the temperature was beneath regular by 3.4°C for the world well-known snowboarding resort in north Kashmir.
Jammu, he mentioned, recorded a minimal of three.6°C and it was beneath regular by 5.9°C for the winter capital of J&Okay. Jammu metropolis had recorded 3.6°C on 13 February final yr which was the earlier lowest in a decade for it.
Banihal recorded a low of minus 1.4°C, Batote 0.3°C and Bhaderwah minus 2.1°C, he mentioned.
Concerning the forecast, the MeT official mentioned that climate is anticipated to be dry until February 17.
“Total, dry climate is anticipated until February 17 with sometimes cloudy night throughout February 14.”
Concerning the outlook throughout February 18-20, he mentioned, there’s risk of sunshine snow and rain.
As ‘Chillai-Kalan’, the 40-day harsh interval of winter ended on January 29, Kashmir is presently in the midst of 20-day-long winter interval referred to as ‘Chillai-Khurd’ that ends on February 19 and is adopted by a 10-day-long interval ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (child chilly) which begins from February 20 to March 1. (GNS)
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