Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Leh freezes at minus 8.1

Srinagar : Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Saturday as minimum temperatures across the Valley remained below freezing point.

The Met department has forecast cold, dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir during the next seven days.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 0.9 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam and Gulmarg both recorded minus 3 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperatures in the Jammu region were: Jammu city 10.9, Katra 10.4, Batote 5.3, Bannihal 1.7 and Bhaderwah 4.2 degrees Celsius.

Leh town was the coldest in the valley at minus 8.1 degrees Celsius followed by Kargil at minus 7.4.

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