Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir

Srinagar: Cold wave conditions intensified again after showing a slight improvement in Kashmir valley where the tourist resort of Pahalgam was the coldest place with temperature at minus 3.0 degree Celsius followed by the ski resort of Gulmarg at minus 1.3 degree Celsius on Sunday.
Srinagar, which recorded sub zero temperatures a day ago, plunged to minus 0.2 degree Celsius on Sunday . There was no respite as the cold conditions prevailed across with fog engulfing most places including the famous Dal Lake and Boulevard road.
The Meteorological Department office said, weather is most likely to remain cold and dry till December 3 and predicted light to moderate snowfall in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region on December 4 and 5.
At Airforce stations of Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, the temperature was recorded at minus 10.9 degree Celsius while at Leh it was minus 10.5 dgree Celsius and at Karrgil minus 6.2 degree Celsius recorded on Sunday.
The MeT office said, the tourist resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Kashmir valley where minimum temperature was recorded at minus 3.0 degree Celsius against the sub zero temperature recorded a day ago, a further dip of three degrees, intensified cold breeze conditions there.
Most of the small water boides have been frozen in Pahalgam due to the drop in night temperature.
The famous Ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the second coldest place in the Kashmir valley with minimum temperature recorded at -1.5 degree Celsius against the minus 1.0 degree recorded the previous day. Freezing cold wave conditions remain with thick fog making the moment of the people there difficult.
Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway where temperature was recorded at sub zero a day ago on Sunday plunged to minus 1.3 degree Celsius and at Kokernag it was recorded at minus 0.2 degree Celsius against minus 0.5 degree Celsius the previous day.
In frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara the minimum temperature was recorded as minus 1.5 degree Celsius against the minus 0.5 degree Celsius recorded the previous day, the MeT office said.