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Gulmarg shivers at minus two degrees Celsius

Jammu And Kashmir,Environment/Wildlife, Sat, 14 Apr 2012 IANS

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains and thundershowers affected normal life across the Valley, an official here said.

 

"The minimum temperature in Gulmarg fell to minus 2.3 degrees Celsius Saturday which is six degrees below normal," Sonam Lotus, director of the local weather office, told IANS.

 

"The minimum was 5.7 degrees in Srinagar, 3.4 degrees in Pahalgam, 2.4 degrees in Leh and 2.4 degrees in Kargil towns," said Lotus.

 

"The weather is likely to improve today (Saturday) onwards and we are expecting sunny days ahead," Lotus said.

 

Hundreds of tourists in the famed ski resort town were seen wrapping themselves with woollens.

 

"I have seen such a cold night for the first time in my life," said Sunita Chopra, 18, a tourist.

 

During the last three days people here were seen wearing the traditional pherans, the traditional tweed cloak worn over garments.

 

"Not only the pheran, I have also been using the 'kangri (earthen firepot woven in willow wicker baskets) for the last three days. It has been really cold," said Nazir Ahmad, 42, a resident of north Kashmir Ganderbal district.

 

Water level in most local rivers rose because of heavy rainfall. Waterlogging in some low lying areas of Srinagar caused trouble for the residents.

 

"Waterlogging is a major problem in our area," said Abdul Hamid, 46, a resident of Bemina residential area here.

 


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