Cold wave in Kashmir continues, Leh freezes at -20 C

The cold wave in Kashmir division including Ladakh region continued on Tuesday, with Leh town freezing at minus 20 degrees Celsius, even though the minimum temperatures across the region appreciated by a couple of degrees.

Updated: Jan 04, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

Srinagar: The cold wave in Kashmir division
including Ladakh region continued on Tuesday, with Leh town freezing at
minus 20 degrees Celsius, even though the minimum temperatures
across the region appreciated by a couple of degrees.

Leh recorded the lowest temperature in Kashmir division
at minus 20.2 deg C, which was 2.8 degrees higher than the
minimum temperature recorded yesterday, a Met Department
official said.

Other parts of the Valley saw the night temperatures
appreciating as Gulmarg skiing resort recorded a low of minus
9.2 deg C, which was 2.5 degrees higher than yesterday.

Pahalgam tourist resort in South Kashmir recorded a
temperature of minus 7.7 deg C compared to yesterday`s minus
12.4 deg C.

Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley near Jawahar
tunnel, was freezing at minus 8.4 deg C while Kokernag town in
Anantnag district witnessed a night temperature of minus 7.5
deg C.

In Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and
Kashmir, the minimum temperature rose by 1.1 deg C to settle
at minus 4.1 deg C.

Kargil town witnessed an extremely cold night with a
minimum temperature of minus 18 deg C, a minor rise from minus
18.2 deg C the previous night.

With no downpour forecast over the next 24 hours, the
cold wave in Kashmir division, which includes Ladakh region
also, is likely to intensify, Met sources said.

PTI