Srinagar experiences coldest night of the season

Srinagar City

Srinagar: Kashmir valley experienced the coldest night of the season so far on Monday with the temperature plummeting to sub zero at most of the places, meanwhile Drass in Ladakh region recorded minus 12.1 degrees Celsius followed by Leh at minus 8.3 degrees.
A Meteorological Department official said that cold conditions intensified in most parts of Kashmir valley as temperature plunged in Srinagar to minus 0.5 degrees for the first time during this season.
Thick fog engulfed most areas of the Srinagar city early in the morning making visibility low and disrupted life. However, with the sunrise it faded gradually.
Drass in Ladakh Union Territory was the coldest place in the region with the minimum temperature dipping to minus 12.1 degree celsius followed by Leh which recorded minus 8.3 degree celsius. Kargil recorded minus 6.8 degrees.
He said that the Skiing resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 1.4 degree celsius while the tourist resort of Pahalgam settled at minus 1.1 degree celsius.
The MeT office said, Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded minus 1.8 degree Celsius and Kokernag in south Kashmir experienced minus 0.6 degree Celsius. The Frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara was reeling at 0.4 degree celsius, the MeT office added.
The MeT office predicted that dry weather would continue and night temperature will see a further drop in Kashmir valley during this week.