Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Leh freezes at minus 15.8

Srinagar

Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Saturday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.

Leh in Ladakh was the coldest place in the state where minimum temperature was minus 15.8 degrees.

The Srinagar city has recorded minus 5.4 degree Celsius temperature.

Qazigund has recorded minus 4.9 degree Celsius, Tourist destination Pahalgam has recorded minus 7.4 degree Celsius and ski resort Gulmarg has recorded minus 6.0, respectively.

The Kokernag area of district Islamabad has recorded minus 4.4 and Kupwara has recorded minus 6.1 degree Celsius, respectively.

Jammu city recorded 3.9 degrees Celsius, Katra 5.8, Batote 1.3, Bannihal 0.7 and Bhaderwah minus 0.6 as the night’s lowest temperatures.

“The cold wave conditions are likely to continue as the weather is expected to remain cold and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next five days,” a Met department official said.

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