Record Breaking Cold Weather Hits Kashmir - watsupptoday.com
Record Breaking Cold Weather Hits Kashmir
Posted 02 Jan 2019 12:38 PM

Agencies
Fresh snow lashed most parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point after nearly a month, officials said.

Severe cold wave sweeping the Valley was broken as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point, they said

Fresh snowfall occurred everywhere in the Valley except Srinagar city which received light rain with traces of snow.

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

The Srinagar-Jammu Highway and Gurez Bandipora road was closed due to snow and slippery conditions.

The MeT Office said another spell of snowfall is likely in the Valley beginning January 4.

The minimum temperature was 5.2 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 5.0 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of 0.2 degrees Celsius last night.

Leh recorded minus 12.4 degree Celsius and Kargil minus 17 degree as the minimum temperatures.

Jammu recorded a low of 9.6 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded 2.0, Banihal recorded 2.4, and Bhaderwah recorded 1.3 degree Celsius.

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