Cold Wave Continues, Kashmir Records Sub-Zero Temp

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SRINAGAR —The cold wave condi­tions continued in Kashmir as all weather stations recorded sub-zero temperature Tuesday night. There was slight relief in the night temperature but mercury still settled at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius in Srinagar city, a MeT Department official said. (Representational photo)

Cold wave conditions con­tinued in the Kashmir Valley as all weather stations recorded sub-zero temperature Tuesday night. There was slight relief in the night temperature but mercury still settled at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius in Srinagar city, a MeT Department official said. Srinagar had recorded its lowest night temperature in 24 hours as the mercury dipped to minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, the official said. The valley and Ladakh region also recorded sub-zero night temperature Tuesday night.

Pahalgam health resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amar­nath Yatra in south Kashmir, registered a low of minus 5.1 degrees Celsius and was re­corded as the coldest place in the valley, the official said. The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded the minimum of minus 4.0 de­grees Celsius – same as Mon­day night, he said. According to the weatherman, Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 1.9 degree Celsius, while the mercury in the near­by Qazigund settled at minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.

In north Kashmir’s Kupwara, the mercury settled at a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius. Leh, in Ladakh region of the state, recorded a low of minus 11.4 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kargil registered the minimum of minus 10.9 de­grees Celsius, the official said. He added that Leh was record­ed to be the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir

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