Barring Srinagar, sub-zero temperature recorded across Kashmir



Srinagar: The mercury fell below the freezing point across Kashmir, except Srinagar city, as cold wave conditions returned to the valley on Tuesday after a brief spell of respite due to snowfall and rains over the past two days, officials said.
Gulmarg, the famous tourist destination in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius. It was a plunge of 3.4 degrees compared to the previous night, the officials said.
Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 7.9 degrees Celsius down from minus 4.1 degrees Celsius the previous night.
They said Srinagar, the only place to record minimum temperature above the freezing point, saw a low of 1.4 degrees Celsius on Monday night down from the previous night’s minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.
They said Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, recorded the minimum of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.