Kashmir capital freezes at sub-zero temperature, records coldest night of season
Srinagar city Wednesday recorded the season's coldest night at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley dropped below the freezing point, the weather office said. "The minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point in the valley as Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season so far at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius," an official from the Met Department said.
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The minimum temperature at other places across Kashmir Valley as well as Ladakh region also stayed below the freezing point, the official said. The famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded the minimum of minus 6.6 degree Celsius, while Pahalgam health resort, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, registered a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, he said.
The official said the mercury in Kupwara in north Kashmir settled at a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius.
The official said the minimum temperatures were likely to drop further due to clear night sky during the next three to four days.
Summer capital of the state also witnessed a drop in temperature. Jammu city recorded 9.1 degrees Celsius, Katra 10.1, Batote 6.1, Bannihal 7.2 and Bhaderwah 4.0.
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Leh in Ladakh region of the state recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kargil registered the minimum of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius. Kargil was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir.
The MeT office has forecast isolated to scattered rainfall or snow, especially in the higher reaches of the state, from November 9.