Freezing cold, dry weather continues in Kashmir

Srinagar: Freezing cold coupled with dry weather and drop in night temperature continues in Kashmir valley on Sunday.
Pahalgam in south Kashmir remained the coldest place in the Kashmir valley with temperature plummeting to minus 4.5 degree Celsius on Sunday.
The Meteorological Department forecast dry weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had a low of minus 3.2 degree Celsius against the previous night’s minus 2.4 degree Celsius. It was minus 1.7 degree Celsius below normal during this period of the season.
Tourist hot spot of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.5 degree Celsius on Sunday against the minus 4.3 degree Celsius recorded a day ago. It was 0.1 degree Celsius below normal for the valley of shepherds during this time of the season.
Gulmarg in north Kashmir had a low of minus 1.5 degree Celsius against minus 2.0 degree Celsius recorded the previous night. Interestingly it was 3.3 degree Celsius above normal for the valley of meadow during this period of the season.
Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a low of minus 2.8 degree Celsius while Kukernag recorded a low of minus 0.7 degree Celsius.
The frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara had a low of minus 3.7 degree Celsius against minus 3.8 degree Celsius recorded the previous night which was minus 1.3 degree Celsius below normal for the place in north Kashmir, the MeT office said.
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