Kashmir valley receives fresh snowfall



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Srinagar city and other parts of Valley received fresh light snowfall on Friday as the Met forecast improvement in the weather.

Snow-clad houses at Faqir Gujree area of outskirts of Srinagar.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 10.0 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 6.1 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius last night.

Leh town in Ladakh region was at minus 12.9 and Kargil was coldest at minus 19.8 degrees Celsius.

Jammu recorded a low of 5.6, Katra 4.8, Batote minus 1.2, Bannihal minus 1.4 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 0.8 degrees Celsius.


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