Kashmir valley receives fresh snowfall
Posted on: 02:34 PM IST Jan 26, 2012
Srinagar: Parts of Kashmir Valley on Thursday received fresh snowfall even as the residents got respite from severe cold wave with minimum temperature increasing by several degrees.
Fresh snowfall was recorded at three south Kashmir locations, including the tourist resort of Pahalgam, while light snowfall was recorded in the Srinagar city.
Pahalgam received 9 cm snowfall, while Kokernag recorded 10 cm snowfall, a MeT official said.
Qazigung town, which acts as a gateway to the Kashmir Valley, received 4 cm snowfall, he said.
The minimum temperature at Pahalgam resort rose by 1.2 degrees Celsius from on Wednesday to settle at minus 6.2 deg C.
Qazigund recorded a sharp increase of 5.6 deg C from last night and settled at minimum minus 1.8 deg C.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar, which received light snowfall overnight, rose by 1.8 points from Wednesday to settle at a low of minus 0.8 deg C.
Leh town in remote Ladakh region recorded minimum minus 13.2 deg C, which was an increase of 5.8 deg C from Wednesday, he said.
The adjoining Kargil town, also in Ladakh region, recorded a low of minus 20 deg C, the only place to witness a decrease in the minimum temperature, as mercury there fell by two degrees compared to last night, he said.
The north Kashmir's frontier town of Kupwara recorded a low of minus 4 deg C.