Sunny days increase night temperature

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 2/7/2018 2:41:04 PM

SRINAGAR, Feb 6: Sunny days continued in Kashmir valley on Tuesday while the minimum temperature also witnessed an increase of several notches bringing a respite from cold nights.
The officials at state meteorological department revealed that there was an increase of fewer degrees in the night temperatures across Kashmir whereas the days continue to remain bright and sunny.
The met officials revealed that the summer capital of Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 14.2 degrees Celsius on Monday as day temperature witnessed more increase at several other places across valley.
Pertinently, Kashmir valley has witnessed brighter and sunny days for past few weeks. While the higher reaches recorded very little snowfall, there was no snowfall in plain areas this winter season.
The core winter period of Kashmir Chillai Kalan also passed without any snowfall or rains.
The spokesperson at Met department revealed that weather was likely to remain unchanged in Kashmir ahead of this week. He said days were likely to remain warmer while night temperature may also witness an increase.
"During next 24 hours there are no predictions of snow/rain in Kashmir. The days will remain sunny and dry and we are expecting more increase in night temperature," Met spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in Ski resort of Gulmarg continued to remain below freezing point. Met officials revealed that Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius on Monday.
"Pahalgam also remained below freezing point. Pahalgam recorded a minimum temperature of minus 8.5 degrees Celsius," a Met official said.
"In Ladakh division Kargil recorded a minimum temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius while as night temperature in Leh settled at minus 8.5 degrees Celsius on Monday," Met spokesperson revealed.



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