Kashmir Valley continues to reel under intense cold wave


The minimum temperatures throughout the valley and the Ladakh region remained several notches below the freezing point.

A group of people walking near the frozen waterfall in north Kashmir on December 28 2018. Kashmir valley is witnessing record-breaking cold this winter. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Kargil recorded the night’s lowest temperature at minus 16.7 degrees Celsius while neighbouring Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 17.5, Met office said.

Drass town was the coldest in the Jammu and Kashmir at minus 21.9.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 7.2 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Pahalgam – the famous health resort which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra – settled at a low of minus 8.3 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 6.0 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 3.1degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 1.0, Banihal recorded minus 3.7, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 1.5 degree Celsius.


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