Srinagar shivers at minus 5, Leh coldest at minus 17.7

Kashmir Life Desk

Srinagar

Srinagar shivered at minus five degrees Celsius on Thursday while Leh in the Ladakh region frozen at minus 17.7 degrees overnight.

MeT officials said that the Leh town recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 17.7 degrees Celsius and Kargil town with minus 15.6 degrees on Thursday.

They said that Srinagar recorded minus 5 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 13 and minus 13.5 respectively as the night’s lowest temperatures.

The weather office has forecast dry weather during the next 24 hours till Friday morning with the likelihood of a further fall in night temperatures due to a partially cloudy sky.

People across the Valley are struggling with frozen water pipes and lighting small fires to de-freeze them has now become a daily ritual.

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