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Kashmir valley receives fresh snowfall, minimum temp rise

The Kashmir valley received fresh snowfall following which minimum temperature rose in the region providing slight relief to the residents from the cold conditions. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, received 0.5 mm of snow during the night.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2014 13:31 IST
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The Kashmir valley received fresh snowfall following which minimum temperature rose in the region providing slight relief to the residents from the cold conditions.


Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, received 0.5 mm of snow during the night and recorded a minimum temperature of 0.5 degree celsius, over one degree up from the previous night's low of minus 1.1 degree celsius, an official of the MeT department said here.

Mercury in Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir valley, increased by over two degree to settle at a low of minus 1.5 degree celsius as against minus 3.9 degree celsius the previous night.

The town recorded 2.9 mm of snowfall, he said.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered a low of minus 0.4 degree celsius, over two degrees up from the previous night's minus 3 degree celsius, the official said, adding the town received 0.4 mm of fresh snowfall.

Night temperature in south Kashmir's Kokernag settled at a low of minus 3.6 degree celsius as compared to the previous night's minus 5.2 degree celsius.

The tourist resort received 1.5 mm of snow.

The mercury in Pahalgam hill resort, in south Kashmir, went up by almost two degrees from the previous night's low of minus 5.6 degree celsius, to settle at a low of minus 3.8 degree celsius last night.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, which recorded a low of minus 7.6 degree celsius the previous night, registered a low of minus 6 degree celsius last night.

Pahalgam received 2.4 mm of snow during the night and Gulmarg recorded 0.8 mm of snowfall.

The mercury in Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, rose by almost two degree to settle at a low of minus 10.2 degree celsius as compared to the previous night's minus 12.1 degree celsius.

The mercury in the nearby Kargil town settled at minus 12.0 degree celsius as against the previous night minus 11.5 degree celsius.

Kargil was the coldest place in the state, he said.

The MeT department has said light rain or snowfall may occur at isolated places over the state over the next 24 hours.