All water bodies in Ladakh freezes, night chill intensifies in Kashmir


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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