Cold conditions remain unabated in Kashmir; Kargil coldest

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 12:53

Srinagar: Cold conditions continued
unabated in Kashmir division as Kargil town was the coldest
place in the region at a low of minus 21 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in Kargil town in Ladakh region plunged by
more than four notches and settled at a low of minus 21 deg C,
a MeT department official said.

The nearby Leh town, however, witnessed some respite
with an increase of more than four notches in minimum
temperature as the mercury there settled at minus 9.8 degrees
Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar City, the summer
capital of Jammu and Kashmir, fell by 1.5 degrees to settle at
minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, official said.

The skiing resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir was the
coldest place in the Valley recording the night temperature of
minus 11.7 degrees Celsius, while Pahalgam tourist resort in
South Kashmir recorded minus 8.2 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag and Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir
Valley, were also reeling under freezing temperatures
recording a minimum of minus 7.9 and minus 8.0 degrees Celsius
respectively.

Due to sub-zero temperature drinking water supply in
many areas remained suspended due to freezing of the pipes.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 12:53

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