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Kashmir receives first snowfall of the season, temperature dips in valley

Fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Drass,Kargil and Zanskar areas in Ladakh region and in Gurez and other areas in upper reaches of the Valley last night, an official of the Meteorological Department Srinagar said.


By   |  Updated On : November 27, 2016 03:10 PM
Srinagar :  

Many areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir division received fresh snowfall as the night temperature went down by several degrees across the Valley and Ladakh region.

Fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Drass,Kargil and Zanskar areas in Ladakh region and in Gurez and other areas in upper reaches of the Valley last night, an official of the Meteorological Department Srinagar said.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir received rain during the night. The night temperature across the Valley and Ladkah region went down by several degrees, the official said.

He said Srinagar which is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded the minimum temperature of zero degree Celsius, down by over four notches from the previous night's 4.3 degrees Celsius.

Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered the low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius, a drop of over four degrees from the previous night's 2.7 degrees Celsius, he said. The minimum in Kokernag town in south settled at 2.9 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night's 3.4degrees Celsius, the official said.

He said Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley -recorded the low of 1.2 degrees Celsius against yesterday's 1.8 degrees. The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of minus 0.8 degree Celsius down from the previous night's 1.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir registered the minimum of minus 1.0 degree Celsius - a decrease of nearly five degrees from 3.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

The official said the night temperature in Leh town in Ladakh region went down by over a degree from minus 2.0 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 3.3 degrees Celsius.

Leh was the coldest recorded place in the state. The temperature in the nearby Kargil town settled at the low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius. While a thick layer of fog continued to engulf many areas in the Valley, including the summer capital, the MeTDepartment has forecast light rain or snow at isolated place sover the higher reaches of Kashmir and Ladakh over the next 24 hours.

First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2016 02:54 PM

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