J&K temperatures continue to fall

The Kashmir Valley continued to reel under intense cold as the night temperature in Srinagar further dipped.

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley continued to reel under intense cold as the night temperature in Srinagar further dipped and settled at minus 2.6 degrees Celsius, the season`s lowest so far.

However, Leh in the frontier region of Ladakh continued to be the coldest place in the region with a low of minus 12.0 degrees C followed by minus 10.8 degrees C in nearby Kargil district, a spokesman of the MET office said.
He said Pahalgam hill resort, which also serves as the base camp for annual Amarnath yatra during summer, recorded a night temperature of minus 4.5 degrees C -- the coldest in the Valley.
Gulmarg ski resort in north Kashmir also recorded a low of minus of 4.2 degrees C followed by Kupwara (minus 3.1), Qazigund (minus 3.0) and Kokernag (minus 0.8), the spokesman said.

PTI

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