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Kashmir valley thaws

india Updated: Feb 02, 2014 14:07 IST
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Minimum temperatures across Kashmir valley rose by several degrees, bringing relief to residents from the cold wave conditions, even as some places received light rainfall.

Srinagar, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.3 °C, over three degrees up from the previous night's -3.3 °C, an official of the MeT department here said.

Kupwara and Gulmarg received light rainfall, the MeT official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir valley, recorded a low of -5.6 °C, up by almost three degrees from -8.4 °C the previous night.

The mercury in the tourist resort of Pahalgam increased by over six degrees to settle at a low of -3.2 °C as against -10 °C the previous night, the MeT official said.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of -3.2 °C, an increase of over one degree compared to -4.8 °C the previous night, she said.

The mercury in Kokernag, in south Kashmir, went up by over five degrees from the previous night's minimum of -9.2 °C to settle at a low of -3.7 °C last night.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.8 °C, as against the previous night's -0.8 °C, she said.

The official said Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, recorded a low of -10.0 °C, over two degrees up from the previous night's -12.8 °C.

The nearby Kargil town recorded a low of -19.0 °C as compared to -19.6 °C the previous night, she said.

The MeT department said light to moderate rainfall or snowfall can occur at few places in the state today and there would be rise in night temperatures over the next few days.