Gulmarg Freezes At -1.7 C


Srinagar,Nov 18: Snowfall continued to lash upper reaches of the Valley for second consecutive day, Sunday while plains received moderate rainfall leading to the decline in temperature.
 Upper reaches of Gulmarg, Gurez, Sonamarg Banihal and Kupwara have been receiving snowfall since Friday evening.
 Talking to Greater Kashmir, Director Meteorology Sonam Lotus said Drass and Banihal recorded 4 centimeters of snow while Gulmarg and Sonamarg recorded two and five centimeters of snow respectively.
 Lotus said weather is showing fast improvement and there would be no further snowfall or rainfall from Monday onwards.
 “The day temperature has declined by 4-5 degree Celsius in the plains due to fresh snowfall in upper reaches for the past two days,” he added.
 An official of the MeT department said that Pahalgam received 6.4 mms of rainfall, Kokernag 1.2 mms during past 24 hours.
 The MeT department official said Srinagar recorded maximum temperature of 14.4 degree Celsius, Qazigund 12.7 degree C , Pahalgam 6.6 degree C, Kupwara 12.1degree C, Kokernag 9.1 degree C , Jammu 25.5 degree C and Banihal 17.0 degree C.
 Minimum temperature plunged down to minus 1. 7 degree C in ski resort of Gulmarg.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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