WD again hitting J and K, night temp improves in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 12 : As fresh Western Disturbance(WD) is approaching the region, the night temperature has improved in the Kashmir valley, where the sky was cloudy today.
A Met department spokesman said here that a fresh WD, originating in Arabian sea and entering the region through Afghanistan and Pakistan was approaching the state.
He said it would affect from February 14 and cause rain or snow at some places.
Barring famed ski resort of Gulmarg, the minimum temperature was above normal while people in Ladakh region continued to shiver due to below freezing temperature.
After relatively a warm night, people in the summer capital, Srinagar woke up to a cloudy morning, he added.
Against yesterday's minus 2.1 degrees Celsius minimum temperature, it was 0.5 degrees in Srinagar today.
Gateway of Kashmir, Qazigund recorded the mercury at minus one degrees, followed by Kokernag minus 0.7 degrees and Kupwara minus 2.1 degrees.
There was also considerable improvement in the minimum temperature in Pahalgam where against yesterday's minus 4.8 degrees temperature, it was minus 1.9 degrees, four notches above normal.
However, at Gulmarg, the night temperature remained below normal though it has improved by a notch against yesterday. The mercury was recorded at minus 8.6 degrees.
Kargil, a border town in Ladakh region, was the coldest after the minimum settled at minus 16 degrees, though 0.8 degree warmer than yesterday.
Leh also recorded minus 14 degrees, witnessing an improvement of more than four degrees against yesterday.