Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir and the star attraction for tourists especially skiers from abroad, recorded four inch of fresh snow during the night, a MET Department spokesperson said.

It recorded the minimum temperature of minus 2.0 degrees Celsius, compared to minus 2.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday, he added.

Gulmarg was also the only place in Kashmir where the night temperature went below the freezing point. Other parts of Kashmir received rainfall providing relief from intense cold conditions.

The MeT official said minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a low of 4.8 degrees Celsius, up by over four degrees From 0.6 degree Celsius the previous night. The city received 11.1 mm of rains.     

He said Qazigund on Srinagar-Jammu national highway recorded a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius an increase of over three degrees from zero degrees Celsius the previous night. It recorded 7.4 mm of rainfall during the night.

The nearby town of Leh recorded a low of minus 1.1 degrees Celsius  an increase of nearly nine degrees from minus 9.9 degrees Celsius the previous night, the spokesman said.

The MeT Department said widespread rainfall or snowfall would continue over the next 24 hours and there were chances of heavy rains or snow at few places in the state.

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