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Kashmir gets respite from cold

There was a slight respite from the intense cold sweeping Kashmir as the mercury in most parts of the valley including summer capital Srinagar improved to settle near the freezing point.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2013 13:26 IST
PTI

There was a slight respite from the intense cold sweeping Kashmir as the mercury in most parts of the valley including summer capital Srinagar improved to settle near the freezing point.


The minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar was minus 0.4 degrees celsius compared to yesterday's minus 1.2 degrees celsius, a MeT official said.

The night temperature also registered an improvement of over a degree in Qazigund and Kokernag hill resort in south.

Qazigund recorded a low of 1.8 degrees celsius against yesterday's minus 1.3 degrees celsius, Kokernag recorded a low of 1.0 degree celsius.

However, Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a dip of three degrees in the night temperature as the mercury settled at minus 3.0 degrees celsius compared to yesterday's 0.1 degrees celsius, the official said.

Similarly, the ski resort of Gulmarg and Pahalgam hill resort recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.6 degrees celsius each.

Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.5 degrees celsius the previous night, while Pahalgam which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra had recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees celsius yesterday, the spokesman said.

Leh in frontier region of Ladakh continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state with a low of minus 12.2 degrees celsius - a drop of over one degree compared to previous night, the official said.