Mercury rises in Kashmir Valley, Jammu region

Mercury rises in Kashmir Valley, Jammu region
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Srinagar: A day after clocking the lowest minimum temperature in a decade, mercury across Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, rose by several degrees due to overcast conditions.
The night temperature across Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region improved by several degrees last night due to cloudy skies, an official of the Meteorological Department said.
In Jammu region, the night temperature also showed a marked improvement even as the weatherman forecast light snowfall in the higher reaches in the next 24 hours.
The official said mercury, at most places in the valley, settled above the freezing point, providing residents some relief from the cold.
The twin resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam were the only places in the valley which witnessed sub-zero temperature.
The official said Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, up nearly four degrees.
The famous health resort of Pahalgam, one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra, registered the minimum of minus 0.2 degree Celsius, up by over five degrees from the previous night’s minus 5.4 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of 1.3 degrees Celsius, up by over four degrees from previous night’s minus 3.1 degrees Celsius, the official said.
On the previous night, the city had experienced the lowest night temperature during past 10 years in the month of November.
The night temperature in Srinagar last night remained above the freezing point for the first time after four days.
The MeT Department has forecast light rains or snowfall at isolated places in the state over few days from today. PTI

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