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Minus 11.8°C in Pahalgam as temperature drops across Kashmir 

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Kashmiri men row boats filled with vegetables in the waters of Dal Lake on a cold December morning. [FPK Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: The minimum temperature plunged across Kashmir Valley as the world-famous Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 11.8°C on Friday.

An official of the meteorological department said that Srinagar, the summer capital of the JK recorded a low of minus 3.6°C against last night’s minus 1.3°C.

Kashmir is presently under the grip of a 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan’, which started on December 21.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 10.4°C against minus 10.0°C on the previous night, he said.

The temperature was nearly 2.9°C below normal for this time of the year in the famous resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.0°C against minus 0.2°C on the previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.9°C against minus 4.3°C on the previous night, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 11.8°C against minus 10.9°C on the last night, he said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.6°C against 3.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu recorded a low of 4.7°C against the previous night’s 5.5°C. The temperature was 4.0°C below normal for the JK’s winter capital during this time of the year, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of minus 0.2°C, Katra had a minimum of 4.5°C while Bhaderwah recorded a low of minus 2.6°C, the official said. The weatherman has forecast cloudy weather in JK for the next two days.

 

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