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At minus 9.2 degrees Celsius, Gulmarg coldest place in J&K

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Srinagar: While most parts of Kashmir including Srinagar witnessed a bright sunny day on Tuesday, the minimum temperature in most parts of Kashmir stayed several degrees above the normal for this time of the season, except in the tourist resort of Gulmarg, officials said here.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius – down from 2.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.2 degrees Celsius – up slightly from minus 9.5 degrees Celsius the previous night.

Pahalgamrecorded a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius – down from the previous night’s minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, they said.

The officials said Qazigund recorded the minimum of zero degrees Celsius, while the nearby south Kashmir town of Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.4 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of 0.4 degrees Celsius.

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