The night temperature continues to drop in J&K, Ladakh; Drass colder at minus 25.4 degrees Celsius

JAMMU: The night temperature continued to drop in the Union Territories, and as Drass remained the coldest place in the region at minus 25.4 degrees Celsius, an official with the Department of Meteorology said on Saturday.

Srinagar He experienced his coldest night in the season so far with the mercury falling 0.6 degrees Celsius to settle at a minimum of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius, three levels below normal.

The MeT official said the night temperature is likely to improve in the coming days due to a western disturbance that will likely affect the two Union territories on Wednesday, bringing another spell of snow and rain.

He said that Drass in the Kargil district of Ladakh was the coldest place recorded in the region with a night temperature of minus 25.4 degrees Celsius versus 24.3 degrees Celsius the night before.

Leh The city, also in Ladakh, was reeling at a minimum of 15.9 degrees Celsius, the official added.

Foggy conditions engulfed most parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar, as the Sun remained hidden behind the clouds in the morning, the official said.

He said the minimum temperature in Jammu and in the winter capital of Kashmir, Jammu, marked a slight decline and was set at 8.5 degrees Celsius, two levels below the average for the season.

The mountain complex in southern Kashmir was the coldest place recorded in the valley with a minimum of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius followed by the famous Gulmarg ski resort in northern Kashmir at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, said the official.

Katra, which serves as a base camp for pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi sanctuary in the Reasi district of the Jammu region, recorded a minimum of 8.7 degrees Celsius, the official said, adding that the Bhadarwah municipality of the Doda district was , however, the coldest place recorded in the region with a minimum of 1.4 degrees Celsius.

The director of the Department of Meteorology, Sonam Lotus, said that the night temperature is expected to improve from Monday night before a new period of snow or moderate rain on the plains of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kargil district of Ladakh December 11 to 13 with main activity. December 12th.

However, there will be a drop in the temperature of the day during the wet period that can also impact air and surface transport on Thursday in view of heavy to very heavy snowfall in the upper reaches of Pirpanjal, the Zojilla Pass, Zanskar, the top of Banihal and Mughal Road, he said.