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Mercury drops to below zero in Srinagar

Srinagar experienced a much colder day on Sunday as the maximum temperature fell by over three degrees and the minimum went below the freezing point after a brief respite.



Srinagar: Srinagar experienced a much colder day on Sunday as the maximum temperature fell by over three degrees and the minimum went below the freezing point after a brief respite.

The city recorded a maximum temperature of 8.9 degrees Celsius today, a drop of over three degrees from yesterday?s 12 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the Met Department here said.

He said the city registered a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, down from the previous night?s 0.5 degrees Celsius.

Srinagar had experienced a slight respite from cold yesterday after experiencing sub-zero nights for the past few weeks.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, recorded a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius as against minus 2.4 degrees Celsius the previous night, he said.

The south Kashmir town of Kokernag registered a low of 0.8 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.

He said the mercury in the tourist resort of Pahalgam ? which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra ? increased from the previous night?s minus 3 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 0.8 degree Celsius.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, recorded a drop of one degree in the minimum temperature to settle at a low minus 4 degrees Celsius, he said.

The spokesman said Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius.

He said the mercury in Leh, in the frontier Ladakh region, increased by over four degrees to record a low of minus 4.7 degrees, while the nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius as against minus 10.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The Met Department has predicted light rain or snow at isolated places in the state and fall in night temperature.

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