Parts of Kashmir record sub-zero temperature


Most of the places in Kashmir recorded sub-zero temperatures today even as Meteorological Department predicted light rain or snowfall at isolated places in next two days.
MeT officials here said a fresh western disturbance (WD), originating in Arabian sea is approaching and could hit the region on 29 November which can cause rain or snow.
They said that earlier a WD, which was active in the region, including in Kashmir and Ladakh, had now turned weak.
MeT officials said the minimum temperatures across Kashmir settled below the freezing point last night. They said that cold conditions swept the Jammu region too with Banihal registering a low of 3.7 degrees Celsius today.
They said Srinagar, recorded the minimum temperature of minus 0.2 degree while the mercury at ski-resort of Gulmarg settled at a low of minus 3.6 degrees.
The official said the mercury in Qazigund and Kokernag in Anantnag settled at a low of minus 0.4 Celsius degree and 1.8 degrees Celsius.
Kupwara, they said, recorded a low of minus 1.5 degrees while Leh, in the Ladakh region, recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in the nearby Kargil town settled at a low of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The official said the mercury in Jammu fell to 7.7 degrees Celsius on Friday, the lowest so far in November this season while as the temperatures in Banihal recorded a drop of 2.3 degrees in the night temperature which settled at 3.7 degrees Celsius.—GK

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