SRINAGAR: All water bodies were again frozen in Ladakh region as minimum temperature recorded considerable drop while night become again chilly in the Kashmir valley, where cold winds also continued during the day.
A Met department spokesman said that weather will remain dry in the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours which could result in further chill during the night.
There will be no change in the weather during subsequent two days, he said this afternoon.
All water bodies, including some rivers, were frozen as the minimum temperature witnessed considerable drop. At Leh the minimum temperature dropped and settled at minus 9.1 degree against just minus 2.1 degree.
However, the temperature at all heights, including on border with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and China was between minus 20 degree to 30 degree. However, security forces remained deployed on the border to prevent any infiltration from POK.
Met spokesman said the sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperature would be around 11 and minus 4 degree respectively during the next 24 hours in Leh.
Valley continued to reel under severe cold as minimum temperature witnessed a considerable drop due to clear sky during the night. People continued to wear woollen and warm cloths besides are using all gadgets, including Kangri for heating purpose in the valley.
In mosques “Hamams” are being used for warm water for devotees and also warming inner side of the worship places. Government has provided wood for Hamams on subsidised rates in the valley.
Against 0.3 degree, the minimum temperature in summer capital, Srinagar, recorded drop and settled at minus 2 degree, though sun was out with cold winds also continued.
Met spokesman said the sky would be mainly clear with haze and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 14 degree and minus 2 degree in the summer capital during the next 24 hours.
At winter capital, Jammu, where the government is functioning, the sky would be mainly clear and the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 25 degree and 10 degree respectively during the next 24 hours.
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