Weather Improves Across J&K, Gulmarg Freezes At Minus 8.4

SRINAGAR: People heaved a sigh of relief following improvement in the weather conditions across the Jammu and Kashmir after four days of snowfall on Thursday.

A view of Batamalo Srinagar on Thursday January 7,2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Bright sunshine was seen in the Jammu and Kashmir after a snowfall and the Met said it will stay better for the next seven days till January 14.

Administration continued their efforts on Thursday to restore road connectivity, water and electricity supply throughout the valley while the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday.

Meanwhile, air traffic was restored from the Srinagar international airport on Thursday after remaining shut for three days.

Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley where minimum temperature was minus 8.4 degrees.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 0.8 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous tourist place settled at a low of minus 2.5 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 1.0 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 9.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 8.0, Batote minus 3.8, Banihal recorded 0.2 and Bhaderwah recorded 1.6 degrees Celsius as the night’s lowest temperatures.

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