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Freezing temperatures in Kashmir; Coldest night of the season in Srinagar

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Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season as the low temperature dropped several degrees below freezing in Kashmir on Sunday, even as the meteorological department forecast a streak of wet weather in the valley starting Monday.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, which is the lowest so far this season, a MeT official said, adding that the minimum temperature was set below zero degrees Celsius throughout. the valley of Kashmir.

The famous Gulmarg ski resort in the Baramulla district of northern Kashmir was the coldest place on record in the valley at minus 7.4 degrees Celsius, while mercury settled at a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius in the Pahalgam resort complex in the Anantnag district of southern Kashmir, he said. .

The official said a streak of rain and snow is more likely to occur, especially in the higher sections, with a mild to moderate intensity between November 23 and 25.

“Snowfall over the upper reaches of northwestern JK and the Sonmarg-Zojila area is likely to start from the 23rd in the morning and affect both UTs until the 25th,” he said. snowfall or rain.

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