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With temperatures down, Kangris in demand across Kashmir

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By: Mudasir Khan VOV


Although there have been lot of heating appliances available in the markets of Kashmir valley but the Kangri is the real answer for the winter days in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir.

Recently untimely snow and rains have brought the temperatures down and in this month of November night temperatures have dropped prompting the people to look for Kangris in the markets.

At Batmaloo, Dalgate and other areas of Srinagar city, lot of Kangris are being sold during these days as the business is picking up. This business has not only those people who sell the Kangris in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir but also those who are weaving them at their homes making money to sustain themselves during the winter months.

Meanwhile according to the MeT department night temperature dropped across Kashmir Valley with world famous skiing resort of Gulmarg recording minus 2.0°C, officials said on Tuesday.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that Srinagar recorded a low of 2.6°C against 4.4°C on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of 1.9°C against previous night’s 2.2°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.0°C against minus 1.2°C on previous night, he said.


Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded minimum temperature of 2.2°C against 2.3°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in the north Kashmir recorded a low of 1.9°C against 2.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 2.0°C against 0.0°C on previous night, the official said. The temperature was minus 3.7 below normal for the place, the official said.

The temperatures have fallen considerably after record rainfall and snowfall in some plains and upper reaches during October 23-24.

The MeT has said that the weather was most likely to remain mainly dry for now.

“There may be isolated very light rain/snow/thundershowers over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours. However the weather is likely to be mainly dry,” the official said, adding, “There is no forecast for any major rain and snow till November 10 in both Jammu and Kashmir divisions,” the official added.

With GNS inputs


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