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    Barring Gulmarg, Mercury Dips Slightly In Kashmir

     



    Srinagar, Feb 12: The minimum temperatures remained below sub-zero level even as the mercury dropped slightly in most parts of Kashmir including Srinagar but increased a little in Gulmarg and Kokernag, the weatherman said on Friday.


    A meteorological department official told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of minus 0.6°C against the previous nights minus 0.4°C. It is minus 0.8°C below normal of 0.2°C for this time of the year in the summer capital of J&K, the official said. 


    The temperatures this season, especially last month, consistently remained far below normal. On January 31, the mercury plunged to minus 8.8°C, the coldest January night recorded in Srinagar after 30 years.


    Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 3.1°C against minus 4.1°C on the previous night while the mercury settled at minus 4.6°C in the world-famous tourist resort of Pahalgam against 4.1°C on the previous night.


    Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.1°C against minus 1.5°C on the previous night, he said.


    The mercury also settled at minus 2.3°C in Kupwara against minus 2.0°C on the previous night while Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 2.4°C against minus 4.2°C earlier night, he said.


    The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather over the plains of J&K in the next week.


    “Mainly dry weather is expected on the plains of J&K,” the weatherman said. (GNS)

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