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Kashmir valley lashed by rains; higher reaches receive snow

india Updated: Feb 04, 2014 14:39 IST
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Overnight rains lashed Kashmir valley with the higher reaches, including the tourist resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam, receiving fresh snowfall. The plains of the Valley, including Srinagar, received rainfall, and the higher reaches like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Kupwara received fresh snowfall, an official of the MeT department here said.

The night temperatures across the Valley registered a slight drop, while the minimum in the Ladakh region went up as compared to the previous night's.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.7 °C, a slight drop from the previous night's 1.8 °C, the official said. The city received 3.8 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours.

Mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir valley settled at 0.4 °C, as compared to 0.8 °C during previous night.

The town received 22.2 mm of rainfall till 8:30 am.

The mercury in the tourist resort of Pahalgam settled at a low of -0.2 °C as against 0.2 °C then the previous night.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of -6.2 °C, 3 degrees down from the previous night's -3.2 °C, the official said adding that the resort was colder than Leh town in the Ladakh region.

The mercury in Kokernag, in south Kashmir, went slightly down from the previous night's minimum of -0.1 °C to settle at a low of -0.5 °C last night.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded a low of 0 °C as against 0.4 °C then previous night.

Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, recorded a low of -3.6 °C, almost 3 degrees up from the previous night's -6.4 °C.

The mercury in the nearby Kargil town settled at a low of -9.4 °C as compared to -10.2 °C then previous night.

Kargil was the coldest recorded place in the state.

The MeT department has said rainfall or snowfall may occur at isolated places of Kashmir division over the next 24 hours.