The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, experienced the coldest night of the season as temperatures dipped to a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday night, marking a drop of nearly 2 degrees from the previous night’s 0.9 degrees.
According to the meteorological department, this is 1.0 degree below the normal temperatures expected for this time of year in the capital city.
The city woke up to a thick blanket of fog that significantly reduced visibility, causing disruptions in both pedestrian and vehicular movement during the morning hours. This foggy condition extended across various parts of the Kashmir valley, affecting daily routines for several hours.
Other areas in the region also felt the cold sting of winter settling in. Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir, registered a minimum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius, a deviation of minus 1.0 degree from the usual for this location. Pahalgam, renowned for its scenic beauty in south Kashmir, reported a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius, almost 1 degree below its typical temperature.
Kupwara in north Kashmir experienced a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, down by 1 degree from its normal conditions, while Gulmarg, the famed skiing destination in the north, recorded a minimum of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, maintaining its usual temperatures.
Contrastingly, Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir, maintained its typical temperatures, recording a minimum of 12.6 degrees Celsius, consistent with the expected norms for this time.
The weather forecast until November 26 suggests generally dry conditions with occasional cloudiness expected on November 25. The meteorological department anticipates shallow fog with mist during the morning and evening hours, predicting no significant weather activities during this period.