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Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Gulmarg

PTI  Srinagar, November 07, 2013
First Published: 13:01 IST(7/11/2013) | Last Updated: 13:04 IST(7/11/2013)

Higher reaches of the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall today even as the minimum temperature in other parts of the Valley remained several degrees above the freezing point.

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Gulmarg received a fresh snowfall this morning. The resort registered a minimum temperature of minus 0.7 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night's 1.2 degrees Celsius, a MeT Department official said.

The south Kashmir tourist resort of Pahalgam recorded a temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius and received a rainfall of 11.6 mm, the official said.

The mercury in Srinagar settled at a temperature of 6.7 degrees Celsius, over three notches above the normal during this part of the season, he said, adding the summer capital of the state received a rainfall of 3.1 mm.

The official said rain also lashed other parts of the valley following which the mercury remained several degrees above the freezing point.

Kargil, in Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in the state with a minimum temperature of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius, while the mercury settled at a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius in the nearby Leh town, he said.


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