Respite from cold wave in Kashmir and Ladakh
There was further respite from the intense cold wave in Kashmir and Ladakh division as the mercury went up by several degrees owing to overcast conditions with predictions of light rains or snow.india Updated: Feb 19, 2014 13:06 IST
There was further respite from the intense cold wave in Kashmir and Ladakh division as the mercury went up by several degrees owing to overcast conditions with predictions of light rains or snow.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius, up by four degrees from the previous night's minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the MeT department said here on Wednesday.
He said the mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir Valley increased marginally to settle at minus 3.2 degrees, as against the previous night's minus 3.8 degrees.
Pahalgam resort, which serves as base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra, increased by over seven degrees to settle at a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, as against minus 10.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, the official said.
He said the night temperature in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg went up by over three degrees to record a low of minus 4.4 degrees as against the Tuesday night's minus 7.5 degrees.
The mercury in Kokernag, in south Kashmir, rose by over three degrees to record a low of minus 0.3 degrees on Tuesday night.
Kupwara town, in north Kashmir, went up by over four degrees to register a low of 0.8 degrees Celsius.
The minimum in Leh town, in Ladakh region, also went up by over four degrees and settled at minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, the official said.
He said the nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 12.2 degrees. The MeT department has predicted light rains or snowfall at isolated places in the state over the next 24 hours and said there was possibility of scattered rains or snowfall from February 21.
First Published: Feb 19, 2014 12:42 IST