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Mercury continues downward spiral in Kashmir Valley

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The minimum temperature settled several degrees below the freezing point at most places in the Valley and region on Monday even as the summer capital experienced the coldest night of the season so far.

recorded a minimum of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius last night, an of the here said.

He said the city experienced the coldest night of this winter so far.

The night temperature dropped in the city from the previous night's minus 2.4 degrees Celsius owing to a clear sky.

The said other places across the valley and region also experienced sub-zero night temperature on Sunday night.

He said the Pahalgam health resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, registered a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius and was the coldest recorded place in the valley.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north recorded a minimum of minus 4 degrees Celsius down from minus 3.4 degrees Celsius on the previous night, he said.

The said Kokernag in south recorded a low of minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in the nearby Qazigund settled at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.

He said the mercury in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, settled at a low of minus 2.7 degrees Celsius.

Leh, in region of the state, recorded a low of minus 10.9 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kargil registered a minimum of minus 9.2 degrees Celsius, the official said.

He said Leh was the coldest recorded place in

The has said there is possibility of light rainfall at isolated places in the valley on Wednesday.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 12:25 IST
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