Srinagar: Cold wave on Saturday continued to sweep
Kashmir as the minimum temperature across the region plunged
further and mercury in Srinagar fell nearly five degrees below
the freezing point.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar dropped by 2.6
degrees Celsius from yesterday to settle at minus 4.8 deg C, a
MeT official said.
In the famous Gulmarg skiing resort, in North Kashmir,
the minimum temperature was recorded at minus 12.5 deg C,
marking a drop of 0.7 points from yesterday, he said.
Minimum temperature also dropped in south Kashmir`s
Pahalgam tourist resort as the mercury there settled at minus
12.2 deg C, a fall of 2.4 points from last night.
South Kashmir`s Qazigund town, which acts as the gateway
to the Kashmir Valley, recorded a freezing night with minimum
temperature dropping to minus 7.0 deg C.
Kupwara frontier town in north Kashmir recorded a low of
minus 5.2 deg C, the official said.
Leh town in remote Ladakh region recorded minimum minus
17.2 deg C, an increase of 4.4 deg C from yesterday, he said.
The adjoining Kargil town, also in Ladakh region,
recorded a low of minus 19.0 deg C