Srinagar: Biting cold prevailed in Kashmir
Valley today with minimum temperatures dipping below the
normal in several places.
The minimum temperature in the skiing resort of Gulmarg
plunged more than sixteen degrees below the freezing point.
The mercury in the north Kashmir`s famous Gulmarg resort
plunged to minus 16.2 degrees Celsius, recording a drop of 1.7
degrees from yesterday, a MeT official said.
The morning temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus
12.6 degrees Celsius, he said adding that the minimum
temperature in south Kashmir`s Pahalgam tourist resort was
minus 11.4 degrees Celsius, a drop of 4.6 degrees compared to
Though Srinagar city recorded a slightly warmer night
with minimum temperature increasing by 1.4 degrees, the city
shivered at minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, with many of the
interior roads and lanes covered by an ice layer.
Electricity was restored at almost throughout the city
after three days of complete black-out due to heavy snowfall,
which had snapped the power supply.
Water supply, however, remained affected as extremely
chilling weather froze the supply pipes.
The south Kashmir gateway town of Qazigund recorded a
minimum of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius, while north Kashmir`s
frontier Kupwara town recorded a low of minus 4.2 degrees
Celsius, the official said.