Kashmir and Ladakh continued to reel under sub zero temperatures with Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, recording season’s coldest night today.
According to Meteorological department official, Srinagar recorded minus 2.5°C against previous night’s minus 1.5°C.The famous resort in south Kashmir was coldest place in entire Valley.
Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 5.2°C against minus 3.3°C on previous night.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.6°C against minus 1.7°C on the previous night, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 8.6°C against last night’s minus 8.0°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 4.4°C.
Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.8°C, the official said.
The weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir during 5-7th December.Due to “snow and freezing temperatures” there is possibility of temporary disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top and Mugal Road, the official said.
Regarding probable impacts, the official said, “There is possibility of disruption of traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mugal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures.”