Night temp dips in Valley

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Srinagar, Dec 3: The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, which received the season’s first heavy snowfall last week, was the coldest place in the valley with a low of minus 6.9 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the MET office said.Srinagar recorded a minimum of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius, below normal by 0.6 degrees Celsius.The minimum temperature recorded at Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, was minus 2.3 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said. Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir, which also serves as the base camp during the annual Amarnath Yatra, recorded a low of minus 3.4 deg C followed by Kupwara in north Kashmir (minus 2.8 deg C) and Kokernag in south (minus 1.3 deg C).Leh in frontier region of Ladakh was the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir as the night temperature in most parts including summer capital Srinagar dipped below freezing point.Leh town, 434 kms from here, recorded a night temperature of minus 7.4 degrees Celsius, while Kargil town was also freezing at a minimum of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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