Minimum temperature dips below freezing point in Kashmir

Srinagar: Minimum temperature dropped below freezing point in Kashmir valley with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 10.4 degree Celsius on Thursday, officials said. The Meteorological Department forecast mainly dry weather to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir for the next 24 hours. Kupwara-Tangdhar road which was closed for the past three days due to accumulation of snow was opened for vehicular traffic. However, Kupwara-Sadhna Top, Furkian Top and Z-Gali roads are still closed. The Minimum temperature shows a further drop as Gulmarg in north Kashmir froze at minus 10.4 degree Celsius on Thursday against the minus 10.0 degree Celsius recorded a day ago. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.1 degree Celsius against last night’s 0. 6 degree Celsius. Pahalgam in south Kashmir also dipped to minus 8.5 degree Celsius against last night’s minus 5.1 degree Celsius. Qazigund also in south Kashmir on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a low of minus 2.0 degree Celsius against minus 0.3 degree Celsius recorded the previous night while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 2.7 degree Celsius and Kupwara minus 1.9 degree Celsius on Thursday. UNI QAB RKM

 

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