Srinagar witnesses coldest December night in 28 years

Srinagar : The Srinagar city recorded the coldest night of December in 28 years after the night temperature hit a new low.

The minimum temperature of Srinagar was recorded minus 7.6 degrees Celsius, a Meteorological Department statement said.

“It was the lowest night temperature in the past 28 years in December in the city,” an official of the department said.

The official said the city had recorded minus 8.8 degrees Celsius on December 7, 1990, which was the lowest night temperature ever in this month.

Kargil recorded the night’s lowest temperature at minus 16.2 degrees Celsius while neighbouring Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 8.4, Met office said.

Drass town was the coldest in the Jammu and Kashmir at minus 20.6.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 6.1 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 8.3 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 6.7 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 4.3 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 2.2, Banihal recorded minus 3.5, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 2.5 degree Celsius.

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