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Srinagar records coldest night of season, mercury settles below freezing point

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

witnessed the coldest night of the season on Wednesday with the mercury settling below the freezing point for the first time, even as the forecast a spell of wet this weekend.

The minimum temperature in the summer capital of settled at a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, an of the here said.

He said the night temperature in was nearly five degrees below normal for this time of the season.

The minimum temperature at other places across Valley as well as Ladakh region also stayed below the freezing point, the said.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north recorded the minimum of minus 6.6 degree Celsius, while 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, he said.

He said Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in the nearby Qazigund settled at minus 2.8 degree Celsius.

The said the mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius.

Leh in Ladakh region of the state recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kargil registered the minimum of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius.

Kargil was the coldest recorded place in

The has forecast isolated to scattered rainfall or snow, especially in the higher reaches of the state, from November 9.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 12:00 IST