Bright sunny morning in Valley after days of inclement weather


Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Wednesday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point, resulting in frozen water bodies and water supply lines in several residential areas.

A view of the snow-covered agricultural field after Kashmir witnesses bright sunny morning on Monday, January 14, 2019. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 6.4 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius.

The ski resort Gulmarg was at minus 12, and tourist destination Pahalgam was at minus 14.6.

Leh town recorded minus 16.2 degrees Celsius and Kargil minus 18 as the night’s lowest temperatures.

Jammu city recorded 3.9 degrees Celsius, Katra 4.4, Batote minus 1.3, Banihal minus 1.5 and Bhaderwah minus 2.8 as the minimum temperatures.

Director Meteorological Department, J&K, Sonam Lotus, said the weather would remain dry in the state during the next four to five days after which another spell of rain and snow is likely to occur.


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