J&K freezes as cold wave tightens grip

Cold wave further tightened its grip in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperature.

Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 13:20 PM IST

Srinagar: Cold wave further tightened its
grip in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday with most places in the state
recording sub-zero temperature.

Leh in frontier region of Ladakh was the coldest place in
the state with a low of minus 17.0 degree Celsius, followed by
Kargil at minus 11.6 deg C.

The temperature in Pahalgam hill resort, which serves as
the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, dipped to minus
7.0 deg C, MeT officials said.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg, a star attraction for
tourists visiting the valley during winter, also recorded a
sub-zero temperature of minus 7.5 deg C.

Srinagar also recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.
deg C.

As a result of dip in the temperature, a thin layer of
ice was formed on water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake,
in Kashmir Valley. Boatmen were seen breaking ice with paddles
while moving towards the river banks this morning.

PTI