Pahalgam-Qazigund coldest, light snowfall in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Feb 16 (UNI) Night in the Kashmir valley remained cold while people at Amarnath base camp, Pahalgam and Qazigund on the Srinagar- Jammu national highway continued to shiver after the minimum temperature dipped to minus seven degrees Celsius, this morning.

The summer capital, Srinagar, and its adjoining areas experienced fresh light snowfall today after witnessing one degree below normal temperature this morning.

It was minus 0.9 degree Celsius temperature in the morning against zero degree normal temperature, a Weather Office spokesman said.

He said Qazigund on the Kashmir Highway in south Kashmir was the coldest in the night, after the temperature dipped to minus seven degrees celsius..

Pahalgam, the most attractive tourist destination in south Kashmir, recorded minus 6.8 degrees this morning, while minus five degree celssius was recorded at Kokernag, he said.

The upper reaches in the Kashmir valley also experienced fresh snowfall since last evening.

Holy Amarnath cave and its periphery also experienced fresh snowfall since last night. Sheshnag, Mahagun, Pisso top and Panjtherni, also recieved fresh snow.

World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, Khilanmarg and Affarwat also experienced fresh snowfall during the past two days, much to the delight of skiers and others who had come to participate in the 5th winter games being held there from tomorrow.

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