Srinagar records Season’s 2nd coldest night. Kashmir Valley and Ladakh continued to reel under freezing temperatures with Srinagar recording the second night on Friday.
A meteorological department official told that Srinagar recorded minus 2.4°C against previous night’s minus 1.8°C. It was second coldest night after December 1 when mercury fell to 2.5°C, lowest temperature recorded this season.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.0°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, the official said.Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 5.6°C against last night’s minus 4.6°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 4.0°C.
Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.9°C, the official said.The weatherman has forecast widespread light to moderate snowfall and rains in plains of Jammu and Kashmir during 4-6 December.“A fresh western disturbance most likely to affect J&K and adjoining areas during 4th (evening) to 6th (Afternoon) December with peak activity on 5th December,” the official said, adding, “”Widespread light to moderate snowfall in middle and higher reaches of Kashmir/Jammu and light snow/rain over plains of Kashmir/Jammu is expected.”
There may be temporary disruption of air and surface traffic over passes like Zojila, Sinthan Top, Razdan Top, Mugal Road due to snow and freezing temperatures on December 5, he said.