Srinagar, January 24
The minimum temperature in most parts of Kashmir dropped but settled several degrees above normal for this time of the season, except in Gulmarg, officials said on Monday.
Fresh snow was recorded in several areas of the valley, especially in south Kashmir, the officials said.
They said Pahalgam received about five inches of snow, while Kokernag about two inches.
The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded five inches of snowfall, they said.
There are reports of snow in some other areas in the upper reaches of the valley, including in Sonamarg, as well, they said.
The officials said the administration had pressed men and machinery to clear the snow.
The minimum temperature at most places in the valley went down on Sunday night.
The minimum also was several degrees above normal for this time of the season at most places, the officials said.
Srinagar recorded a low of 2.8 degrees Celsius ndash; up from 0.4 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.5 degrees Celsius ndash; down from minus 6 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Pahalgam, which also serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius ndash; up from the previous night’s minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, they said.