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Cold conditions continue in Kashmir valley

india Updated: Jan 16, 2014 14:29 IST
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Cold conditions remained unabatedin Kashmir valley and Ladakh division as the mercury in most parts stayed below freezing point, MeT department said today.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 1 degree celsius slightly lower than previous night's minimum of 1.5 degree Celsius, a MeT Department official said.

The mercury settled at minus 0.1 degrees Celsius in Qazigund, the gateway town to the Kashmir Valley, almost same as previous night's 0.0 degree celsius.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered a low of minus 1.0 degree celsius, over two degrees down from the previous night's 1.5 degree celsius, the official said.

The night temperature in south Kashmir's Kokernag rose from minus 0.6 degrees Celsius the previous night to settle at 0.4 degree celcius.

However, Pahalgam hill resort, in south Kashmir, saw the mercury plunging by four degrees to settle at a low of minus 10.4 degrees Celsius last night.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 7.8 degree celsius last night as compared to minus 7.6 degree celsius previous night.

The mercury in Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, dipped slightly to settle at a low of minus 13.6 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night's minus 12.8 degree celsius.

Nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 12.8 degrees Celsius as against the previous night?s minus 13.0 degrees celsius the official said.