Minimum temp dips in Kashmir, Kargil records coldest night
Srinagar: The minimum temperature across Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region dropped as the cold conditions intensified, even as Kargil recorded the coldest night of the season with mercury plummeting to more than 22 degrees below the freezing point.
Kargil, in Ladakh region, recorded a low of minus 22.8 degrees Celsius, a drop of five degrees from the previous night?s minus 17.8 degrees Celsius, a MeT Department official here said.
The nearby Leh town recorded a low of minus 13.7 degrees Celsius, a drop of over four degrees from minus 9.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.
Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 1.1 degrees Celsius last night, down from 0.4 degree Celsius the previous night.
Mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir Valley went down by almost two degrees to settle at minus 3.4 degrees Celsius, as against the previous night`s minus 1.6 degrees Celsius.
The tourist resort of Pahalgam, in south Kashmir, registered a low of minus 10.6 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 10.2 degrees Celsius previous night.
The minimum temperature in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg settled at a low of minus 10.0 degrees Celsius as against the previous night`s minus 9.4 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in Kokernag, in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius last night, as against the previous night`s minimum of minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in north Kashmir`s Kupwara fell by two degrees from minus 0.4 degrees Celsius the previous night, to settle at minus 2.4 degrees Celsius last night.
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