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Minimum temperature settled below freezing point across Valley, Ladakh

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 2/13/2018 7:10:43 PM

Intermittent snowfall continued at many places across Kashmir, even as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point across the Valley and the Ladakh region.

Kashmir experienced the seasons's first major snowfall yesterday with the plains receiving snowfall between 5 inches to 22 inches, an official of the Meteorological (MeT) office said here.

The higher reaches of the Valley and Jammu received heavy snowfall, he said. The official said Srinagar - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - recorded 23 cm of snowfall in the last 24 hours, the official said.

The city registered a minimum temperature of minus 0.6 degrees Celsius, he said. The official said Qazigund town in south Kashmir recorded 19 cm of snowfall, while Kokernag received 58 cm.

The night temperature at Qazigund and Kokernag settled at a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius and minus 4.9 degrees Celsius, respectively. Kupwara town in north Kashmir received 11 cm of snow and the mercury there settled at a low of minus 0.9 degrees Celsius, he said.

Pahalgam, the south Kashmir resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra, received 39 cm of snowfall in the last 24 hours, while the minimum there settled at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius, the official said.


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