Srinagar records coldest night of the season at minus 6.8; Temperature dips across valley


At minus 6.8 degrees Celsius on Monday Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season so far while Kargil recorded the minimum temperature of minus 15.3, in Jammu and Kashmir.

Boatman carries ice in his hands in Srinagar, December 24, 2018. Kashmir valley continues to reel under an intense cold, the summer capital Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

“The present cold wave conditions are likely to continue as the weather is expected to remain dry,” a weather official said.

The famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest place in the Valley, he said.

He said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered the low of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius. Kupwara, in north Kashmir, recorded minus 6.0 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund in south registered minus 5.0.

Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded minus 3.9 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said.

In Jammu city, it was 5.3, while it was 4.8 in Katra, 1.4 in Batote, minus 3.0 in Bannihal and minus 2.1 degrees Celsius in Bhaderwah.


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