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Slight respite from cold conditions in Kashmir Valley

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:58

Srinagar: Residents of Kashmir got a slight respite from the bitter cold conditions as the night temperatures across the Valley registered an increase of several degrees.

The weather has remained dry even as the MET Department predicted light rainfall or snowfall for Wednesday and Thursday.

Most of the water bodies across the Valley, including the world famous Dal Lake, continued to be partially frozen. The summer capital Srinagar, which recorded a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius yesterday, was warmer by two notches at minus of 3.2 degrees Celsius during the night, a Met department spokesman said.

He said the highway town of Qazigund in South Kashmir registered an increase of over six notches in the night temperature to settle at minus 4.0 degrees Celsius as against yesterday`s minus 10.3 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Kokernag settled at a low of minus 8.2 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 8.7 degrees Celsius yesterday, the spokesman said.

He said in North Kashmir`s Kupwara town, where the previous night`s minimum was minus 4.8 degree Celsius, the minimum temperature showed an increase of three degrees to settle at a low of minus 1.7 degree Celsius during the night.


First Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:57

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