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Jammu KashmirGulmarg records seasons coldest night at -6.0 after snowfall

Gulmarg records seasons coldest night at -6.0 after snowfall

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Srinagar, Dec 17: Gulmarg records the season's coldest night at -6.0 °C after higher reaches of valley received fresh snowfall and plains were lashed by light rains.

Gulmarg received about 7 inches of snowfall and 132mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours till 8:30 AM today, the Meteorological Centre Srinagar said.

After snowfall Gulmarg recorded the season's coldest night at -6.0 °C on Sunday against the -2.8 °C recorded the previous night. It was 1.2 °C below normal for the famous ski resort of north Kashmir.

Higher reaches of Kashmir valley received a fresh snowfall on Saturday that improved the night temperature at most of the stations, while light rains also lashed parts of Kashmir valley.

Srinagar had a low of -0.5°C on Sunday against the -1.3°C recorded the previous night. It was 0.2°C above normal for the summer capital of and Kashmir during this period of the season. Srinagar also received 0.2mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours.

Qazigund, on Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir recorded a low of 0.0°C against the -3.8°C recorded a day ago. It also received 0.2mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours till 8:30 AM today.

The mercury at Pahalgam settled at -1.5°C against the -5.1°C recorded the previous night and it was 2.9°C above normal for the tourist hot spot of south Kashmir.

Kokernag recorded a low of -0.8°C and it was 0.9°C above normal of -1.7°C on Sunday.

Kupwara recorded a low of 1.1°C against the -1.0°C and it was 3.5°C above normal for the frontier north Kashmir district. It also received 3.6mm rainfall during the past 24 hours, the MeT office said.

MeT predicted the will mainly remain dry till December 23 and from December 24-26 generally cloudy with the possibility of light snow over isolated higher reaches.

“Overall there is no significant weather activity till December 26”, the MeT office said and added “the temperature is likely to fall by 1-3°C from hereafter.”

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