inimum temperature rose above the freezing point in J&K’s Srinagar city on Wednesday due to nightlong cloud cover.
A meteorological department official said that mercury settled at 0.3°C against previous night’s minus 1.7°C which happened to be the coldest low temperature recorded so far this season.
Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.6°C against minus 2.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 0.7°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, the official said.
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Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against minus 4.4°C on previous night and it remained the coldest place across J&K.
Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.1°C against minus 1.1°C on previous night and normal of 0.6°C, the official said.
Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.3°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 0.0°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said.
Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 7.1°C against last night’s minus 8.5°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 2.6°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 8.7°C, the official said.