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Posted at: Nov 15, 2017, 12:40 PM; last updated: Nov 16, 2017, 1:59 AM (IST)

Higher reaches of Kashmir receive fresh snow, light rain

Higher reaches of Kashmir receive fresh snow, light rain
The Valley’s upper areas received fresh snow on Tuesday night. ANI

Srinagar, November 15

Some areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snow while the plains recorded light rain breaking the dry spell in the Valley which had given rise to ailments like cough and common cold.

A few of the Valley’s upper areas received fresh snow on Tuesday night, while light rain was recorded in plains, a spokesman of the Meteorological Department said here.

Affarwat peaks in Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded three inches of fresh snow till 8.30 am on morning.

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Sonamarg and its adjoining areas in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal also received snow, which was going on when reports last came in.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and other areas in the plains across the Valley received rain during the night, the spokesman said, adding that the city recorded 2.2 mm of rain.

Owing to the overcast conditions, the minimum temperature at most places across the Valley, except Gulmarg in north Kashmir, stayed above the freezing point.

The mercury in Gulmarg settled at a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, three notches down from the previous night’s 0 degree Celsius, the spokesman said.

He said Srinagar registered the minimum temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, compared to 2.9 degrees Celsius the previous night.

While Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of 2.4 degrees Celsius, the mercury in nearby Qazigund settled at 2.1 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.

He said Pahalgam, also in south Kashmir, registered a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius, a degree up from the previous night.

The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of 1.3 degrees Celsius, up from minus 0.7 degrees Celsius the previous night, the spokesman said.

He said Leh in Ladakh region recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night compared to minus 6.3 degrees Celsius the previous night.

Kargil was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury there settled at minus 5 degrees Celsius.

The Met Office has forecast scattered to fairly widespread rain from Wednesday till November 18. PTI

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