Fresh snowfall drives rise in temperature
Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall on Tuesday following which minimum temperature rose in the mountainous region providing slight relief to the residents from the cold conditions.
According to JKNS, higher reaches including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Pir Panchal and other mountain ranges and other places received moderate and plains witnessed light snowfall.
The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degree Celsius, which was over two degree high from the previous night’s low of minus 3.4 degree Celsius, a MeT official said.
In Qazigund area, the mercury increased by over three degrees to settle at a low of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius as against minus 5.0 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Similarly the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, which recorded a low of minus 12.8 degree Celsius during the previous night, registered a low of minus 8.0 degrees Celsius last night.
The mercury in Pahalgam hill resort went up by almost five degrees from the previous night’s low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius, to settle at a low of minus 3.9 degrees Celsius last night.
South Kashmir’s Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 3.1 degrees Celsius while Northern town Kupwara registered a low of minus 1.9 degrees Celsius last night.
Meanwhile Jammu recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celcius while Batote recorded minus 2.1, Banihal recorded 0.2 and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.5 degree Celsius. (JKNS)