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Occupied Kashmir receives fresh snowfall

Srinagar, November 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, higher reaches of the famous health and ski-resort of Gulmarg received fresh snowfall today even as the minimum temperature in other parts of the Kashmir Valley remained several degrees above the freezing point. Gulmarg received a fresh snowfall this morning. The resort registered a minimum temperature of minus 0.7 degrees Celsius as compared to the previous night’s 1.2 degrees Celsius, a MeT Department official said.

The south Kashmir tourist and health resort of Pahalgam recorded a temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius and received a rainfall of 11.6 mm, the official said.

The mercury in Srinagar settled at a temperature of 6.7 degrees Celsius, over three notches above the normal during this part of the season, he said, adding the summer capital of the state received a rainfall of 3.1 mm.

The official said rain also lashed other parts of the Valley following which the mercury remained several degrees above the freezing point. Kargil, in Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place with a minimum temperature of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius, while the mercury settled at a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius in the nearby Leh town, he said.

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