Srinagar shivers at minus 6.6, Kargil freezes at minus 17.2

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Cold wave again gripped Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Monday as minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point.

Kargil in Ladakh was the coldest place in the state where minimum temperature was minus 17.2 degrees followed by Drass minus 16.2 degrees.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 6.6 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 5.0 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 5.5 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu recorded a low of 5.2 degrees Celsius while Batote recorded minus 1.5, Banihal recorded minus 1.5, and Bhaderwah recorded minus 0.2 degree Celsius.

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