Severe cold wave in Kashmir, Srinagar freezes at minus 6.5


Minimum temperatures continued dropped in the Kashmir Valley on Monday due to clear overnight sky, a Met official said.

“The minimum temperatures dropped further across Jammu and Kashmir today due to clear night sky. These temperatures are likely to drop further as the weather is likely to remain dry till December 31,” he said.

Leh town of Ladakh region recorded the lowest minimum temperature at minus 20.1 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam at minus 10.2 was the coldest in the valley followed by Qazigund at minus 9.2.

The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 7.8 degree Celsius.

Srinagar recorded the lowest night temperature of the season so far as the minimum temperature recorded in the city was minus 6.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department said.

Kupwara township of north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.6  degrees Celsius while Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded minus 7.3 degrees Celsius.

In the Jammu region, Jammu city recorded 2.4 degrees Celsius, Katra recorded 4.4, Banihal recorded minus 1.6, Batote recorded 0.3 and Bhaderwah minus 0.9 as the night’s lowest temperatures


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