Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, minimum temperature rises

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Srinagar

The Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall following which minimum temperature rose in the valley providing slight relief to the residents from the cold conditions.

Higher reaches, including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Pir Panchal mountain range and other places received moderate and plains received light snowfall.

File photo of women walking amid snowfall (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, over two degrees up from the previous night’s low of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the MeT department here said.

Mercury in Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, increased by over three degrees to settle at a low of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius as against minus 5.0 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, which recorded a low of minus  12.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, registered a low of minus 8.0 degrees Celsius last night.

The mercury in Pahalgam hill resort, in south Kashmir, went up by almost five degrees from the previous night’s low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius, to settle at a low of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius last night.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 3.1 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.9 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 2.1, Banihal recorded 0.2, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.5 degree Celsius.

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