Kashmir Valley records sub-zero temp

06/12/2018

Srinagar, Dec 5: Cold wave conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley as all weather stations recorded sub-zero temperature Tuesday night.
There was slight relief in the night temperature but mercury still settled at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius in Srinagar city, a MeT Department official said.
Srinagar had recorded its lowest night temperature in 24 hours as the mercury dipped to minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, the official said. The valley and Ladakh region also recorded sub-zero night temperature Tuesday night.
Pahalgam health resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual AmarnathYatra in south Kashmir, registered a low of minus 5.1 degrees Celsius and was recorded as the coldest place in the valley, the official said.
The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded the minimum of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius same as Monday night, he said. According to the weatherman, Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.9 degree Celsius, while the mercury in the nearby Qazigund settled at minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
In north Kashmir's Kupwara, the mercury settled at a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius. Leh, in Ladakh region of the state, recorded a low of minus 11.4 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kargil registered the minimum of minus 10.9 degrees Celsius, the official said. He added that Leh was recorded to be the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir. An unabated cold wave is sweeping through the valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir that has prompted authorities to shut all schools up to Class 8 for the winter recess, an official said on Wednesday.
The minimum temperatures dropped several notches below freezing point, the Met said, adding "The night temperatures are likely to drop further in the coming three to four days as the weather is likely to remain dry during this period."
It was minus 3.0 in Srinagar, minus 5.1 in Pahalgam and minus 4.0 in Gulmarg today.
Leh town recorded minus 11.4 while Kargil recorded minus 10.9 in the Ladakh region. In the Jammu region, Jammu recorded 9, Katra 8.5, Batote 3.5, Bannihal 0.8 and Bhaderwah 1.4 degrees Celsius.

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