Weather Improves Across J&K, Gulmarg Freezes At Minus 5

by Shakir Ashraf

SRINAGAR: People heaved a sigh of relief following improvement in the weather conditions after three days of widespread rain and light snowfall.

An official of the MET department said, “There will be a gradual rise in day temperature and slight fall in night temperature from Tuesday.

“There is no forecast of any significant weather activity for next week. However, there may be light snowfall on higher reaches” he said.

Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 5.0 degrees.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of 1.8 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of 2.0 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous tourist place settled at a low of minus 4.3 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 10.2 degrees Celsius, Katra 8.7, Batote 2.5, Banihal recorded 0.6 and Bhaderwah recorded 3.9  degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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