As winter months are setting in, the cold wave is intensifying across the northern part of the country.
According to officials, Leh and Kargil were the coldest on Monday, especially at night as the temperature at the two places plunged several degrees below the freezing point.
The temperature in the Kashmir Valley was above the freezing point owing to a cloud cover.
A MeT department official said, “Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius last night and was the coldest place in the state. It was the coldest night recorded in the Ladakh region this winter.”
Kargil too recorded freezing temperature at minus 5.2 degrees Celsius on Monday night, he said.
Srinagar recorded a low of 2.9 degrees which is a bit warm due to the cloud cover over most parts of the valley, which is predicted to bring in the rain in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Kokernag in south Kashmir recorded a low of 5.0 degrees Celsius while in nearby Qazigund it was 1.6 degrees Celsius.
Pahalgam registered a low of 0.8 degrees Celsius, while the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded minimum of 0.0 degree Celsius.
The MeT Office has forecast scattered to fairly widespread rainfall from Tuesday till November 18.