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Intense cold abates in J&K

The residents of Ladakh region experienced relief from intense cold conditions as the mercury rose by around seven degrees there, even as the MeT department said a fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.



Srinagar: The residents of Ladakh region experienced relief from intense cold conditions as the mercury rose by around seven degrees there, even as the MeT department said a fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

"A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the state today," a spokesman of the MeT Department here said.

He said the weather would remain dry and cold in Ladakh region, while there was possibility of rain or snow at isolated places in Kashmir Valley.

Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir. The mercury there increased by seven degrees as the minimum temperature settled at minus 10.0 degrees Celsius compared to minus 17.0 degrees Celsius the previous night, the spokesman said.

He said Leh, also in Ladakh, recorded a low of minus 8.0 degrees Celsius, up by nearly seven degrees from minus 14.4 degrees Celsius yesterday.

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the minimum temperature of 1.6 degree Celsius compared to the previous night's minus 0.8 degree Celsius, he said.

He said the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg, the star attraction for tourists especially skiers from across the country and abroad, recorded a low of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius, as against minus 8.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.

From Zee News

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