Night temperatures rise across valley

Srinagar: The minimum temperature in most parts of Kashmir rose marginally on Sunday, bringing some respite from biting cold in the valley, a Meteorological Department official said.
The weather remained mostly dry in Kashmir, according to the MeT department.
Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday night — up from minus 0.4 degree Celsius on Friday night.
The night temperature in the city was 3.2 notches above normal for this time of the season.
The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the valley last night with a minimum temperature of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius — two notches more than Friday night’s minus 9.6 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from zero degrees Celsius the night before.
South Kashmir’s Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.3 degree Celsius, while Kupwara, in north, registered a minimum temperature of 1.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday night.
However, the mercury in Pahalgam, settled at a low of minus 6.8 degrees — down almost four notches from Friday night’s minus 3 degrees Celsius.
The MeT department has forecast mainly dry weather for the week ahead.

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