Valley Shivers Below Zero Degree

SRINAGAR: Minimum temperature across Kashmir region remained below the zero-degree mark, while the mercury in the remote Leh town plummeted 11 degrees below the freezing point.

An official of state Meteorological Department confirmed this. The maximum day temperature in the town, which is one of the coldest places in the Kashmir division, was recorded at 6.2 degrees Celsius.

In the nearby Kargil district, the mercury overnight fell to minus 8.0 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature was recorded at 4.0 degree Celsius there, the official said.

The minimum temperature in Ladakh region usually hovers many degrees below the freezing point during winter months plunging to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius at times. The region remains cut off from rest of the state for most of the winter as heavy snow along the Srinagar-Leh road shuts the access to this vast mountainous region.

 

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