Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 18, 2017

Dozens of far flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained close due to heavy snowfall in the Kashmir valley.

Therefore, he said today traffic will ply from Srinagar to Jammu.

The Met has forecast dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir till Sunday.

World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where ski slopes are under several feet snow, recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 10 degree.

However, the night temperature at Leh in Ladakh region witnessed an improvement of about 3 degree from Thursday and settled at minus 5.7 degree due to overcast conditions. On Thursday, Delhi enjoyed its coldest December 14 in seven years.

The minimum temperature dipped over two degrees to minus 13.4 degrees Celsius. "The minimum temperatures in Katra town was 7.2, in Batote 4.2, Bannihal 1.7, Bhaderwah minus 0.2 and in Udhampur it was 3.1 degrees Celsius", the official added.

Met official said the cold winds would be witnessed for the next 2-3 days but cold waves conditions will be less likely.

Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, witnessed a marginal dip in the mercury, which settled at minus 10 degree, recording the coldest night recorded so far this season. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature begins to settle in single digit during the first half of December, and thereafter, drops to around 5 to 6 degrees around mid of the month. The maximum temperature rose after the improvement in the weather with mercury settling at 17.8 degrees Celsius yesterday three degrees below normal during this part of the winter.

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