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With light rains, night temperatures improved in Kashmir

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Srinagar: The minimum temperature across Kashmir improved as many parts of the valley received light rains on Sunday.

The night temperature improved across Kashmir and settled above the freezing point at most places, the officials said.

Srinagar recorded a low of 2.8 degrees Celsius – up over four degrees from the previous night’s minus 1.6 degrees Celsius, the officials said.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 7.5 degrees Celsius, up from minus 9.8 degrees Celsius the previous night and Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, over seven degrees up from minus 11.3 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

The officials said Qazigund recorded the minimum of 1.2 degree Celsius, while the nearby south Kashmir town of Kokernag recorded a low of 0.1 degrees Celsius.

The minimum in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of 1.1 degrees Celsius.

Many parts of the valley, including areas in the plains, received light rainfall as the Meteorological Department has forecast light rain or snow at scattered to fairly widespread places on Sunday and light rain or snow at isolated places over two days from Monday.

There is a possibility of fairly widespread spell of rain or snow on Tuesday, it said.

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