Slight relief from intense cold in Kashmir

Slight relief from intense cold in Kashmir

Srinagar: There was an improvement in the minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, providing relief to residents from intense cold conditions on Monday, even as the Valley is bracing up for a possible spell of wet weather later this week.
The mercury in Srinagar rose over two notches from the previous night’s minus 5.5 degrees Celsius to settle at a low of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius, an official of the MET Department here said.
He said the night temperature in Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley settled at a low of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius from previous night’s minus of 4.8 degrees Celsius.
The hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir, which serves as the base camp for annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius against yesterday’s minus 7.1 degrees Celsius, the official said.
However, the minimum temperature in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, the star attraction for tourists visiting the Valley during winter, went down a degree to settle at minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded the minimum of minus 5.1 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in Kokernag, in south, settled at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius, he said.

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