Gulmarg records -3.5°C as minimum temperature falls in Kashmir


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With dry weather in store for at least the end of this month, the minimum temperature fell across Kashmir Valley barring Pahalgam and Kupwara.

A meteorological department official told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), that the mercury settled at 3.6°C against the previous night’s 4.7°C in Srinagar, the summer capital of the J-K.

Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.5°C, the same as recorded on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.0°C against 5.7°C on the previous night, he said. Mercury settled at minus 0.7°C against minus 1.5°C on the earlier night at Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.6°C against previous night’s 4.1°C, the official said. The minimum temperature settled at 1.4°C in Kupwara against 0.7°C on the previous night, the official told GNS.

The meteorological department has forecast mainly dry from till 31 March. “There is no forecast of any major rainfall activity till ending March,” the official added. (GNS)

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