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Snowfall in higher reaches brings mercury down; Coldest August temperature in Srinagar in 16 years


Kokernag records, all-time lowest August temperature; lowest temperature in Kupwara since 1989

SRINAGAR: Fresh light snowfall in upper reaches and incessant rains in plains on Sunday brought mercury levels down in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per Kashmir Weather, an independent weather forecaster, 12.5°C in Srinagar last night was the lowest August temperature since 2005. The temperature was 5.6 degrees below normal. On 31 August 2005, Srinagar had recorded a minimum temperature of 10.5°C.

Meanwhile, Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded its all-time lowest August temperature at 8.9 degrees Celsius, which was 6.9 degrees below normal.

Qazigund, also in south Kashmir, recorded the coldest temperature since 1996 at 9.6 degrees Celsius.
On 25 August 1996, Qazigund had recorded a low temperature of 8.4°C. The mercury in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, settled at a low of 10.3°C which was the lowest temperature since 30 August 1989 when the mercury had gone down to a low of 10.1 degrees Celsius. Kashmir Weather has a forecast of mostly dry and sunny weather till Thursday.


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