Kashmir Freezes As Mercury Plunges To -6.4°C in Srinagar, -11°C In Gulmarg

Srinagar, Dec 17: With ‘Chillai-Kalan’ beginning on December 21, Srinagar endured its coldest night of the winter so far with temperatures plummeting to minus 6.4 Degrees Celsius, weatherman said on Thursday.

The mercury also recorded a plunge overnight in other parts of the Valley even as Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, recorded a low of minus 11.0 degrees Celsius, same as the previous night.

A meteorological department official told GNS that today’s minimum temperature in Srinagar was almost six degrees below the normal for this time of the year.

However, he said, Gulmarg remained the coldest place in Kashmir Valley even as Pahalgam, the famous tourist destination of the Valley, recorded minus 8.9 degree Celsius against 7.4 on previous night, Qazigund minus 4.9°C, Kupwara minus 5.8°C, Kokernag minus 4.8°C, and Srinagar (IAF) minus 5.7°C.

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