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Barring Gulmarg, minimum temperature up in Kashmir

Posted on Nov 28, 08:36PM | UNI

Barring world famous Gulmarg, where coldest night of the winter so far was witnessed, the minimum temperature in the Kashmir valley was above normal.

However, the day becomes colder due to icy cold winds and cloudy sky in the valley, where the Met department has issued a forecast for light to moderate rain or snow during the next 24 hours with decrease in precipitation on subsequent two days.

Due to dry weather and open sky during the night the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg witnessed coldest night of the season so far after the minimum dipped to minus 7.5 degrees, 3 notches less than yesterday.

However, at Pahalgam, base camp of Holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir, recorded 1.4 degrees minimum temperature, more than five degrees above normal, a Met spokesman said here today.

Qazigund, gateway of Kashmir, where the minimum was minus 2.4 degrees yesterday, was 3.6 degrees, five degree above normal.

Similarly in other parts of the valley, including Kupwara and Kokernag the minimum was above normal.

Met spokesman said the summer capital, Srinagar recorded 4.2 degrees, about six degree above normal.

He said light rain or snow will occur in Srinagar tomorrow.

There was also some improvement in the minimum temperature in Ladakh region.

At Leh it was minus 4.2 degree against yesterdays minus 8.4 degree while border town of Kargil recorded minus 5.2 degree against minus 6.1 degree.