Cold wave grips Kashmir valley
Srinagar: The minimum temperature across Kashmir fell below freezing point again on Tuesday, after a day’s respite from subzero temperatures, even as the weather office forecast possibility of a wet spell in the valley over two days from Wednesday.
Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7 degrees Celsius, the officials said.
They said the resort was the coldest recorded place in the valley.
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius on Monday night, a plunge of four degrees from the previous night, the officials said.
They said Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees Celsius, dropping more than five degrees.
The minimum temperature in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, recorded minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag recorded a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius.
The MeT Office has said there is a possibility of light rain or snow on Wednesday and Thursday at some places.