Cold Wave Continues In Kashmir, Gulmarg Freezes At Minus 9.0

SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.

Sonam Lotus, director of the MeT department said, “Light rain/snow is likely to occur in J&K and Ladakh during the next 48 hours.”

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was minus 9.0 degrees.

Pahalgam, the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir registered a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 7.2 degrees Celsius, Katra 7.0, Batote 0.4, Banihal recorded minus 1.6 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.1 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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