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Temperature settles above freezing point in Kashmir, Pahalgam coldest place in valley

Srinagar, November 24

The night temperature rose across Kashmir Valley as Srinagar saw the minimum settle above freezing point for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday, officials said.

The Valley had been experiencing sub-zero nights for the past week, setting in chilly winter conditions earlier than usual, MET officials said.

Srinagar recorded a low of 0.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night, up from minus 2.3 degrees Celsius the previous night, they said.

The officials said Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 2 degrees Celsius. Pahalgam was the coldest recorded place in Kashmir.

The mercury in Kupwara settled at a low of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius.

Qazigund recorded minus 0.6 degree Celsius, while Kokernag registered a low of minus 0.1 degree Celsius.

The MET Office has said the weather would most likely remain dry but cold till the end of this month.

However, there is possibility ndash; 40 to 50 per cent chance — of light snow over extreme north Kashmir parts on November 25, it said. PTI

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