After witnessing wet weather, sun greets people in Kashmir

Newspoint Bureau
Srinagar, February 13
After witnessing light to heavy snow since Sunday night, sun came out much the delight of the people though ice chill winds continued in Kashmir valley, where night temperature improved and settled several degree above normal due to overcast conditions.However, people continued to shiver in the border town of Kargil, which was the coldest place in the region at minus 14 degree, followed by world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where mercury dipped and settled at minus 10.5 degree.A Met department spokesperson here on Tuesday evening said that light rain or snow could occur at isolated places over the higher reaches of the state during the next 24 hours. He said isolated light rain or snow could occur during the subsequent two days in the state.The night temperature at Leh in Ladakh region improved about 6 degree from Monday owing to overcast conditions and settled at minus 5.4 degree. He said skies will be partly cloudy to generally cloudy during the next 24 hours in Leh, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 0 degree and minus 5 degree.Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir, was colder the coldest place in the valley, after the mercury dipped about 6 degree from Monday and settled at minus 10.5 degree. The night temperature at the ski resort was 4 degree below normal. After witnessing an improvement of about 6 degree from Monday in the summer capital, Srinagar, people woke up to a cloudy Tuesday morning. However, as the day progressed sun came out bringing much needed relief to the people though ice cold winds continued. Against minus 6.7 degree recorded on Monday, the night temperature at Srinagar was minus 0.6 degree. He said skies will be partly cloudy to generally cloudy during the next 24 hours in Srinagar, where maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 7 degree and minus 1 degree, respectively. The night temperature at world famous health resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir, dipped and settled at minus 7.9 degree, against minus 4.3 degree recorded on Monday.

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