Gulmarg Shivers At Minus 6.2 Degree Celsius

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Srinagar: The minimum temperature dropped to minus 6.2 degree Celsius in Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, even as the mercury increased in most parts of the valley, weatherman said on Monday.

A meteorological department official said that Gulmarg, the venue for the ongoing second Khelo India Winter Games, registered a drop of two notches from previous night and the minimum temperature was almost minus 0.4 degree Celsius below the normal for this time of the year.

Srinagar recorded a low of 1.4 degree Celsius against 2.1 degree Celsius on the previous night. The temperature was minus 0.1 degree Celsius below the normal for this time of the year in this summer capital, the official said.

Qazigund recorded a low of 4.0 degree Celsius against 2.3 degree Celsius on the previous night while the mercury settled at 0.7 degree Celsius at the famous resort of Pahalgam against minus 0.6 on the earlier night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of 2.6 degree Celsius against 0.4 degree Celsius on the previous night.

The minimum temperature settled at 0.4 degree Celsius in Kupwara against minus 0.1 degree Celsius on the previous night, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast dry weather for couple of days and isolated rains on March 3 and 4 besides fairly widespread rains on March 6 and 7 respectively. (GNS)

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