Relief from cold as minimum temp increase in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar: The denizens of the Kashmir Valley and frontier region of Ladakh experienced some relief from the intense cold conditions as the night temperature increased by several degrees and settled above freezing point at various places.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.6 degrees Celsius as against the previous night`s minus 3.0 degrees Celsius - the season`s lowest so far, a spokesperson of the MeT office said.
Barring the hill resort of Pahalgam - which serves as the base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra, the night temperature settled above the freezing point in rest of the Valley.
While Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius as against minus 5.2 degrees Celsius yesterday, the night temperature recorded at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg was zero degrees Celsius, the spokesperson said.
Similarly, the night temperature increased by several degrees in other parts including Qazigiund - the gateway town to Kashmir, where the mercury settled at 0.7 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said.
The spokesperson said Kokernag in south recorded a low of 1.7 degrees Celsius, while Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of 0.7 degrees Celsius.
The night temperature in Leh town in frontier region of Ladakh also recorded almost four degrees increase where the mercury settled at minus 8.7 degrees Celsius, the spokesperson said.
Leh continues to remain the coldest place in the state, she said.
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