The Meteorological Department on Wednesday that fresh but light snowfall in most parts of the valley has led to a significant rise in temperature across the Kashmir valley.
According to the department, Srinagar recorded a low of 0.7 degrees Celsius last night. This was the first time that the temperature in Srinagar remained above normal. The minimum temperature has risen across the valley due to which the general public a sigh of relief.
The minimum temperature also improved in other parts of the Valley also. The mercury settled at minus 3.9°C in Pahalgam against minus 9.3.0°C on the previous night while the normal temperature for the world-famous health resort is minus 6.1°C for this time of the year.
Qazigund, the gateway town of J&K, recorded a low of minus 2.8°C against minus 4.5°C on the previous night while Kokernag recorded a minimum of minus 2.4°C against minus 8.4°C on the earlier night.
Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 5.2°C against minus 7.0°C earlier night while the world’s famous skiing resort received the highest snowfall of 14.0cms of fresh snow.
The mercury settled at minus 1.2°C in Kupwara against minus 1.6°C on the previous night while northern Kashmir district received 0.4cms during the time, the official added.
The weatherman forecasted “widespread light to moderate rain snow during the next 24 hours.
It is noteworthy that the record of the last 30 years of winter in the valley was broken this year, as a result of which the reservoirs and most of the taps remained frozen for more or less a week. The supply in the pipes has been restored.