Snowfall continues in higher reaches of Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:49

Srinagar: Intermittent snowfall continued in the higher reaches of Kashmir for the third day on Tuesday, while rains lashed plains, including Srinagar.

Srinagar received 1.8 mm of rainfall during the night and the mercury settled at a low of 0.6 degree Celsius as compared to the previous night`s minus 0.4 degree Celsius, an official of the MeT Department said here.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg received around 12.2 mm of snowfall and the night temperature settled at a low of minus 9.2 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 9.6 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Pahalgam hill resort, which serves as a base camp during the annual Amarnath yatra, received 18 mm of snow, the official said, adding the mercury there settled at a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius - an increase of one degree from minus 4.0 degrees Celsius the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, recorded a low of 0.4 degree Celsius, almost three degrees up as compared to the previous night?s minus 2.6 degrees Celsius. The town received 13.8 mm of snow.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir, which recorded a low of minus 2.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, registered a low of minus 3.5 degrees Celsius last night.
Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.3 degree Celsius as compared to minus 2.7 degree Celsius the previous night.

While Kokernag received 21.6 mm of snow, Kupwara recorded 4.2 mm of rainfall, the official said.

Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, remained the coldest place with a low of minus 8.9 degrees Celsius as against minus 9.0 degrees Celsius the previous night.

The MeT Department has said there is a possibility of light rain or snowfall at isolated places in the state over the next 24 hours.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:49

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