Valley witnesses coldest night in a decade during November

Srinagar: The dry spell has resulted in more chill during the nights as the Valley witnessed a coldest night in a decade during the month of November. 

The last night was the coldest night in a decade as the minimum temperature was recorded minus 3.1 degrees Celsius, down 0.8 degrees from previous night,” an official of the Meteorological Department here said.

However, he was fast to add that though Kashmir Valley is going to witness an increased cold during the next few days, an imminent snowfall during the next 48 hours in upper reaches of the state can bring some relief as well. 

“We are expecting few notches up in the minus temperature. There are chances of snow in upper reaches and the sky will remain cloudy in the plain,” the official said.

He said that the night temperature in Kashmir valley is likely to improve as light snowfall is expected in upper reaches in the next 24 hours.

The official said the city had recorded minus 4.8 degrees Celsius on 28 November, 2007 which was the lowest night temperature ever in this month. According to him, the all time lowest temperature was recorded minus 7.8 in November, 1934.

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