Cold Wave Returns To Kashmir

   KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar- Intense cold-wave conditions returned to Kashmir on Monday as the minimum temperature dipped at most places following snowfall over the weekend, officials said.

The cloud cover ahead of the weekend’s snowfall had kept the night temperature around the freezing point for two consecutive nights in most parts but the respite ended as the temperature plunged across the Valley.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, down from minus 1.9 degrees Celsius the previous night. Qazigund, the gateway town to the Valley, recorded a minimum of minus 5.5 degrees Celsius, down from minus 3.0 degrees the previous night, the officials said.

The minimum temperature at the Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district settled at minus 11.5 degrees Celsius, down from minus 11.0 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 11.9 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 12.0 degrees Celsius. Kupwara recorded a low of minus 3.1 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 8.4 degrees Celsius in Kokernag.

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