Minimum temperature rises as Kashmir receives fresh snowfall

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Minimum temperatures rose in Kashmir Valley following fresh snowfall in the region

Higher reaches, including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Pir Panchal mountain range and other places received moderate and plains received light snowfall.

Jammu recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 2.1, Banihal recorded 0.2, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.5 degree Celsius.

Officials said snowfall was recorded in high altitude areas of Jammu region including the famous hill resort of Patnitop in Udhampur district.

The weatherman had predicted a spell of fresh snowfall in Kashmir, upper reaches of Jammu and isolated places of Kargil district in the Union Territory of Ladakh for two days beginning Tuesday.

An official at the MeT department  said Jammu city recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius, up from the previous night”s 7.6 degrees Celsius.

Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district, recorded a minimum of 6.2 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.

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