As intense cold conditions prevailed in J&K and Ladakh, weatherman on Tuesday said that it was part of the winter even as he ruled out severe weather in coming days.
“Weather is most likely to remain partly to generally cloudy during December 14-15th in Jammu & Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the official told GNS that the minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, settled at minus 2.6°C against previous night’s minus 3.5°C. On December 11, the mercury in Srinagar plunged to minus 3.6°C, the lowest temperature recorded so far this season.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnessed a minimum of minus 5.6°C against minus 5.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a low of 9.0 °C which is minus 0.2 degrees Celsius below normal, they said.
Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 7.6°C against last night’s minus 10.9°C while automatic Kargil station recorded minimum of minus 8.9°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 10.0°C, the official added.