Temperature Settles Above Freezing Point At Most Places In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Barring the famous resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam, the minimum temperature again settled at an above freezing point in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

An official from meteorological department said that light snowspell is likely in Kashmir during 26-28 December while there is no forecast of any major snowfall till ending December.

Kashmir is presently under the grip of a 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan, which started on December 21.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where the minimum temperature was minus 6.5 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 5.1 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 1.7 degrees Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir registered a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of 1.0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 7.6 degrees Celsius, Katra 7.2, Batote 1.7, Banihal recorded 3.0 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 0.2 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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