Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Gulmarg freezes at minus 4

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

Leh town recorded minus 11.8 degrees Celsius and Kargil minus 17.6 as the minimum temperature.

Kargil recorded the night’s lowest temperature at minus 17.6 degrees Celsius while neighbouring Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 11.8, Met office said.

Drass town was the coldest in the Jammu and Kashmir at minus 24.8.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 4.0 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg, the famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 11.0 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 12.5 degrees.

Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 4.7 degrees Celsius while Kupwara town in north Kashmir registered a low of minus 5.9 degrees Celsius last night.

Jammu city recorded 5.6 degrees Celsius, Katra 4.2, Batote minus 1.1, Bannihal minus 0.1 and Bhaderwah minus 1.5 degree Celsius.

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