Minimum temperatures rise marginally across Kashmir

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STATE TIMES NEWS

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures across the Valley increased marginally on Friday, even as they remained several notches below the freezing point, a Meteorological Department official said here.
Srinagar city recorded a low of minus 6.1 degrees Celsius, nearly four notches below the normal for this time of the year. The city had recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7 degrees Celsius the previous night, the official said.

The minimum temperature in Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was minus 6 degrees Celsius last night, up from minus 7.8 degrees Celsius the night before.

Pahalgam tourist resort, which also serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7 degrees Celsius, up from minus 9.3 degrees Celsius the night before. Qazigund recorded a minimum temperature of 6.2 degrees Celsius, the official said. Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag in south recorded a low of minus 6.5 degrees Celsius. Several water bodies in the Valley have frozen due to the intense cold.

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