Srinagar: The Kashmir valley continued to
reel under cold conditions on Thursday even as the Leh district witnessed
a slightly warmer night.
Other towns also recorded an increase in night
Leh town in the Ladakh region witnessed a freezing minus
8.0 degrees Celsius last night, which was an increase of
three degrees from the previous night when the minimum
temperature there was minus 11.0 degrees Celsius, a MeT
The Kargil town in Ladakh region recorded the minimum of
minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, the official said.
He said Srinagar city received some respite from the
freezing weather as the minimum temperature here remained
above the freezing point.
The minimum temperature overnight in the summer capital
was 0.2 degrees Celsius, an increase of two degrees compared
The official said the night temperature in the south
Kashmir tourist resort of Pahalgam was minus 1.6 degrees
Celsius, an increase of 2.9 degrees while as the skiing resort
of Gulmarg froze at minus 1.0 degrees Celsius, a comparative
increase of 2.4 degrees.
The gateway township in south Kashmir, Qazigund, recorded
a minimum of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius, an increase of 3.2
degrees while as the north Kashmir`s frontier Kupwara district
recorded 0.9 degrees Celsius, an increase of 3.3 degrees
compared to yesterday.
The official said the weather is expected to remain
dry for next 24 hours.