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  • Kashmir Valley thaws

    Published on February 2, 2014

    Minimum temperatures across Kashmir Valley rose by several notches, bringing relief to residents from the cold wave kashmir thawconditions, even as some places received light rainfall.

    Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of 0.3 degree Celsius, over three notches up from the previous night’s minus 3.3 degrees Celsius, 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 minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, up by almost three notches from minus 8.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday night.

    The mercury in the tourist resort of Pahalgam increased by over six notches to settle at a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius as against minus 10.0 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, the MeT official said.

    The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, an increase of over one notch compared to minus 4.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, she said.

    The mercury in Kokernag, in south Kashmir, went up by over five notches from the previous night’s minimum of minus 9.2 degrees Celsius to settle at a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday night.

    Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.8 degree Celsius, as against Saturday night’s minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, she said.

    The official said Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, recorded a low of minus 10.0 degrees Celsius, over two notches up from Saturday night’s minus 12.8 degrees Celsius.

    The nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 19.0 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 19.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday 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.

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