Srinagar: Cold wave maintained its grip
over Kashmir division on Tuesday as the minimum temperature across
the region stayed below freezing point with Leh town in Ladakh
being the coldest at minus 14 degrees Celsius.
Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir was the coldest
place in the Valley, recording a low of minus 8.4 degrees
Celsius, an official of the MET department said.
Pahalgam resort in south Kashmir was also freezing
with the mercury plunging by 0.4 degrees to settle at minus
7.4 degrees Celsius.
Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and
Kashmir, witnessed a drop of 0.2 degrees recording a minimum
temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius.
Qazigund, the gateway town to Kashmir Valley, recorded
a minimum of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius while the mercury in
Kupwara settled at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius.
Although the Chillai Kalan -- the 40-day harsh part of
winter in Kashmir -- has ended, there has been no change in
the cold wave conditions in the Valley.
Ladakh region also saw the mercury dipping by a degree
last night. Leh town recorded a low of minus 14.0 degrees
Celsius and Kargil town registered minus 13.0 degrees Celsius.