J&K: Slight improvement in cold conditions in Srinagar

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:November 16, 2016 10:11 pm
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There was slight improvement in the cold conditions in Srinagar as the night temperature increased, but the minimum in the city as well in the rest of the Valley continued to remain below the freezing point. The minimum temperature in Srinagar marked slight improvement from the previous night’s minus 2.3 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 1.7 degrees Celsius, an official of the Met Department here said.

He said the night temperature in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at the low of minus 2, same as that of the previous night. However, the minimum in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, went down from minus 1.8 degrees Celsius yesterday to settle at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag town in south registered the low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius, the official said.

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He said the hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest place in the Valley.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Leh, in frontier Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the night temperature there settled to minus 9.4 degrees Celsius.

Kargil town, also in Ladakh region, recorded the low of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The MET office has forecast mainly dry weather for the next 24 hours.