Slight respite from cold in Kashmir as minimum temperature rises

Srinagar

There was a slight respite from cold wave conditions in Kashmir as the minimum temperature rose marginally across several places in the Valley.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, registered 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to minus 0.4 degree Celsius the previous night, an official of the MeT Department here said.

Leh town of Ladakh region recorded a minus 12.0 degrees Celsius, while Kargil was minus 16.4 and Drass minus 22.0, as the minimum temperature.

He said there was an improvement in night temperature in the south Kashmir towns of Qazigund and Kokernag as they recorded a minimum of minus 1.2 degree Celsius and minus 1.0 degree Celsius, respectively.

The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, a star attraction for tourists visiting the Valley during winter, recorded a low of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra during summer recorded a low of minus 9.1 degrees Celsius.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered the minimum of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Jammu city had 6.8 degrees Celsius, Katra 6.0, Batote minus 1.2, Bannihal 0.9 and Bhaderwah minus 3.2 as the night’s lowest temperature.

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