The night temperature across Kashmir division remained below the freezing point, even as there was relief from the cold conditions at some places on Tuesday, with the weatherman predicting light rainfall or snow at few places over the next 24 hours. Srinagar – the summer capital of the state – recorded the minimum temperature of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 1.9 degrees Celsius, he added.
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The night temperature in Leh – Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir recorded minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, an increase of four degrees from minus 8.6 degrees Celsius om Monday, an official said.
“The increase in the night temperature provided relief to the people from the cold conditions,” he said. The official said the nearby Kargil town recorded the minimum temperature of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius. The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of 0.8 degrees Celsius, up from the previous night’s minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir registered the minimum of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius up from minus 3.0 degrees Celsius yesterday, he said. Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered the low of minus 2.9 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night’s minus 2.7 degrees Celsius, he added.
The minimum temperature in Kokernag town in south settled at 0.4 degree Celsius as compared to the previous night’s 0.8 degrees Celsius, he said. He said Qazigund the gateway town to Kashmir Valley -recorded the low of minus 1.0 degree Celsius against Monday’s minus 0.8 degree Celsius.
The Meteorological Department has forecast cloudy sky with possibility of light rain or snow at few places in the state.