Weather improves in Kashmir

Srinagar: Weather in Kashmir improved on Monday after week-long rain and snowfall. The MeT forecasts dry weather till January end. Night temperature in the valley improved except in the ski resort of Gulmarg, where a minimum of minus 9.5 degrees Celsius was recorded. Dry weather is also expected in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, the weatherman said. Light rain/snow is possible at a few places in Jammu region and Ladakh (especially in Kargil district). Gulmarg, in north Kashmir, which saw a dip of 2.5 degrees in 24 hours also received 11mm rainfall and 11cm snowfall till 8.30am, a Meteorological Department official said. Srinagar recorded a low of 2.8 degrees Celsius and received 2.6mm of rain. Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at sub-zero temperature and received 5.6mm of rain. Tourist resort of Pahalgam also in the south, recorded a low of minus 0.8 degree Celsius against minus 1.2 degrees Celsius the previous night and received 18mm rainfall and 12.8cm of snow. Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 0.5 degree Celsius as it received 6.2mm rainfall and 3.5cm of snow. Frontier district of Kupwara recorded a low of 0.2 degree Celsius and received 1.7mm of rain till 8.30 am.

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