MeT has primarily forecasted chilly, dry weather for J&K until December 24.

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December 15, Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir had further severe cold weather on Friday, with a low of minus 3.5°C recorded in Srinagar.

According to a meteorological department official here, Srinagar’s minimum temperature today was over 1.9°C, higher than the previous night’s minus 5.4°C, which was the lowest temperature of the season. Nonetheless, he noted that Srinagar’s temperature today was 2.5°C colder than usual for this time of year.

According to him, Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.8°C as opposed to minus 3.8°C the night before. According to the official, the minimum temperature was 1.7°C lower than usual for Kashmir’s gateway town.

Pahalgam reported a low of minus 5.0°C, which was 1.2°C below typical for the well-known south Kashmir resort, compared to minus 5.8°C the night before.

According to the official, Kokernag, located in south Kashmir, saw a minimum temperature of minus 1.9°C, down from minus 1.6°C the night before. The temperature was 0.8°C below average for the area.

According to the official, Kupwara town in north Kashmir saw a low of minus 4.2°C, which was 2.5°C below normal, compared to minus 4.2°C the night before.

According to the official, Gulmarg saw a low of minus 3.44°C, down from minus 5.0°C the night before. The temperature was also 0.8°C higher than usual for the well-known north Kashmiri skiing resort.

He claimed that Jammu had a minimum temperature of 7.3°C, which was 1.9°C below typical for the winter capital of J&K. Banihal recorded 1.7°C, Batote 4.2°C, and Bhaderwah 0.4°C. Jammu had recorded a minimum temperature of 6.7°C the night before.

MeT has primarily forecasted chilly, dry weather for J&K until December 24.

The weather for the next 24 hours is mostly expected to be dry, but on December 16 there will likely be clouds and there may be a brief period of light snowfall over the highest regions of the country, he said.

“Mostly dry weather” is what the MeT has predicted for December 17–24.

“Overall, most of J&K should continue to experience dry and cold weather through December 24.”GNS

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