Cold conditions continue to grip Kashmir division

Cold waves continued to grip Kashmir division as the minimum temperatures across the region stayed below freezing point with Leh town in Ladakh being the coldest place recording a low of minus 12.4 degrees Celsius.

Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 15:57 PM IST

Srinagar: Cold waves continued to grip
Kashmir division as the minimum temperatures across the region
stayed below freezing point with Leh town in Ladakh being the
coldest place recording a low of minus 12.4 degrees Celsius.

Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir and Pahalgam
resort in south Kashmir were the coldest places in the Valley
recording an identical low of minus 6.0 degrees Celsius, an
official of the MeT department said.
The two famous tourist destinations were warmer by 2.4
degrees C as compared to Tuesday.

Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and
Kashmir, witnessed a drop of 0.6 degrees recording a minimum
temperature of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir valley, recorded
a minimum of minus 3.1 degrees Celsius, while the mercury in
Kupwara settled at a low of minus 1.3 degrees Celsius.
Although the Chillai Kalan -- the 40-day harsh part of
winter in Kashmir -- has ended, there was no let off in the
cold wave conditions in the Valley.

Meanwhile, Ladakh region also saw the mercury dipping
by a degree on Tuesday night. Leh town recorded minus 12.4
degrees Celsius and Kargil town registered minus 11.8 degrees
Celsius.

PTI