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Some relief from cold in Kashmir valley

india Updated: Dec 17, 2013 12:55 IST
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Residents of Jammu and Kashmir got some relief from the cold wave as the night temperatures rose by several degrees across the valley, except the ski-resort of Gulmarg where minimum temperature dropped by a degree.


The valley had been under the grip of intense cold wave, with Srinagar registering the season's coldest nights for the five consecutive days.

However, the overcast conditions led to a rise in the night temperature yesterday with the mercury in Srinagar settling above the freezing point after more than a week.

Srinagar recorded a minimum of 0.3 degree celsius, up by over four degrees from the previous night's minus 4.3 degrees celsius, an official of the MeT department said here.

The minimum temperature in Pahalgam, a tourist resort in south Kashmir which also serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra, rose by over five degrees to settle at 0.4 degrees celsius, as against the previous night's minus 4.8 degrees celsius, he said.

However, the mercury in Gulmarg settled at a low of minus 1.2 degrees celsius, a drop of one degree from the previous night's minus 0.2 degrees celsius.

Qazigiund, the gateway town to Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.3 degrees celsius, up two degrees as compared to the previous night's minus 4.3 degrees celsius.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered an increase of over five degrees in the minimum temperature as the mercury recorded a low of 0.5 degree celsius, compared to minus 4.7 degrees celsius the previous night.

The mercury settled at a low of minus 0.1 degree celsius in Kokernag in south Kashmir, as compared to the previous night's minus 3.6 degrees celsius.

Leh continues to be the coldest place in state after recording a temperature of minus 10 degrees celsius, up from previous night's minus 13.8 degrees celsius.

The night temperature in the nearby Kargil town registered an increase of over five degrees from the previous night's low of minus 10 degrees celsius to settle at a low of minus 4.6 degrees celsius.

The MeT department has said the weather in the valley would continue to remain dry.

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