Minimum temperatures improve in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: With the upper reaches receiving a heavy snowfall and the plains receiving a moderate rain and snow a day ago, the weather across Jammu and Kashmir is expected  to improve Tuesday onwards, the MeT said.

Kashmir Valley received its first major snowfall this season on Monday after over a two-month-long dry spell much to the relief of the residents who were worried over the extended dry spell in winter.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 0.6 while it was minus 7.9 in Pahalgam and minus 10.5 in Gulmarg, the coldest in the valley.

Leh town of Ladakh region recorded minus 5.4 while Kargil recorded minus 14 as the minimum temperatures.

Jammu recorded 8.7, Katra 5, Batote minus 1.6, Banihal minus 1.1, Bhaderwah minus 1.6 and Udhampur 7.1 as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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