Minimum temperatures continue to fall in Kashmir

Minimum temperatures continue to fall in Kashmir
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Srinagar, Dec 12: More rain and snow is predicted during the next 72 hours in the Kashmir valley, where the mercury remained below normal with world famous ski resort of Gulmarg coldest at minus 8 degree.
A Met department spokesman on Wednesday evening said that there could be light rain or snow at isolated places in the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. Similar weather conditions will prevail during the subsequent two days, he said.
After recording over above normal minimum temperature at most places, the day become chilly due to cold winds and cloudy sky followed by light rain in the evening. The minimum temperature remained below normal in the valley.
Srinagar, the summer capital, Srinagar, recorded 6.8 degree maximum temperature today which was 2.7 degree below normal.
Met spokesman said there is possibility of light rain or snow and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 11 degree and minus 3 degree respectively during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where rain has started this evening.
World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where the slopes are under white carpet of snow was coldest in the valley after the maximum temperature was recorded at minus 0.2 degree. The minimum temperature there was minus 8 degree, about four notches below normal.
Pahalgam, a health resort in south Kashmir, about 100 km from here was second coldest in Kashmir at minus 5 degree minimum temperature, over a one degree below normal. However, the maximum temperature today was 5.5 degree below normal, he said.
Qazigund, gateway of Kashmir in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which has been closed due to landslides this afternoon, recorded 1.4 degree maximum temperature, over eight degree below normal after receiving 8 mm rainfall.
People in Ladakh region continue to shiver due to below freezing temperature. The minimum temperature at border town of Kargil, on Srinagar-Leh national highway which is closed for the past three days, was minus 9.3 degree. At Leh the minimum temperature was minus 9.1 degree.
The sky would be generally cloudy with possibility of light snow and the maximum and minimum temperature would be around 5 degree and minus 9 respectively during the next 24 hours in Leh.